The ESHRE (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) issued a statement on Pregnancy and Conception the 14th of March, 2020, advising:
- in view of the increasing incidence of infection from the coronavirus Covdi-19 and widespread initiatives to limit its spread, ESHRE reaffirms its recommendation that all Society members follow local and national government advice.
- as a precautionary measure – and in line with the position of other scientific societies in reproductive medicine – we advise all fertility patients considering or planning treatment, even if they do not meet the diagnostic criteria for Covid-19 infection, should avoid becoming pregnant at this time.
- for those patients already having treatment, we suggest considering deferred pregnancy with embryo freezing for later embryo transfer.
- ESHRE further advises that patients who are pregnant or those (men and women) planning or undergoing fertility treatment should avoid travel to known areas of infection and contact with potentially infected individuals.
Dr Mary Mc Caffrey and the team at the Scotia Clinic fully recognise this is a worrying time for all our clients, but seeks to reassure all that by following the H.S.E. and the Department of Foreign Affairs guidelines in relation to Covid-19 that we have the most stringent best practice in place for all those in fertility treatment.
For all inquiries please contact www.scotiaclinic.ie