Coronavirus: COVID-19

Coronavirus: COVID-19

Coronavirus FAQ

 

Is IVI taking measures to ensure my safety against coronavirus during my treatment?

Yes. At IVI we are following the information published by the health authorities very closely to adapt our protocols and guarantee the safety of our patients at all times.  In addition, there is currently no evidence of COVID-19 transmission through assisted reproduction.

 

Should I interrupt or postpone my assisted reproduction treatment due to the latest coronavirus developments?

Depending on the city, prevention measures will be taken according to the situation of the epidemic outbreak in the region.

First online visits and follow-ups are available to our patients, so that, in the most responsible way we minimize the visits to the clinics and patients are less exposed to crowded places and public transport.

 

I am pregnant, do I have an increased risk of being infected by coronavirus?

The data available so far do not show an increased risk of infection in the population of pregnant women. It is therefore recommended to follow the same steps to prevent infection as the rest of the population (see below).

 

I have tested positive for coronavirus and I am pregnant, can I infect my baby?

To date, published articles and case studies show that there is no vertical mother-to-child transmission of COVID-19. In addition, neither the prognosis of the pregnancy nor of the patients was worse compared to infected non-pregnant women. However, it is very important to contact your obstetrician if you are diagnosed.

 

How can I prevent being infected by coronavirus?

To reduce the likelihood of infection by COVID-19, the health authorities recommend the following:

  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Cover your mouth with your bent elbow or with a tissue when you cough and sneeze.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with your hands.
  • With the appearance of any symptoms, avoid close contact with other people and contact 111.

 

 

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