When thinking about starting a family and planning a pregnancy, the option to visita fertility specialist may not be one the most common among those couples who wish to have a baby. The idea of conceiving naturally and spontaneously seems so simple, thatinitially the only thought is to stop using contraceptive methods and continue with an active sexual life.
When months, and perhaps years go by, trying to get pregnant without success may well become a time when questions invade the mind and uncertainty begins to play a major role in the daily life of the couple.
Adding to this sense of frustration, the COVID-19 pandemic has generated more fear in those families who were at the point of starting a family naturally, making the decision to consult a specialist or were in the midst of a treatment of fertility.
There are many reasons why fear may be a major factor at this time in the midst of this decision, but at the same time, there are also multiple reasons to say, THE TIME IS NOW!
Here, we share some of those reasons why with you:
At INSER we have adapted our protocol for the care and handling of assisted reproduction treatments to provide you with safety and to take care of you during your process.
Fertility consultation: You can schedule it virtually or in person, whichever helps you to feel calm. From the teleconsultation we will offer you an Integral accompaniment that includes all the services of a fertility appointment. After this meeting with the specialist, the doctor will guide you as to what steps to take and how to take them.
Taking tests: with the aim of keeping organized and avoiding crowds in our clinics, all tests you need to have are scheduled by appointment.
Our waiting rooms observe the established distances for social distancing.
Procedures: our medical and assistance personnel comply with a biosafety protocol to take care of you during the process. Similarly, our procedure and recovery rooms have been equipped with all the necessary protective measures.
Online budget presentation: our customer service team is ready to explain step by step all that is involved in the treatment recommended by the specialist. You do not have to come to INSER. We will provide you with all the information you need to make a decision in a virtual meeting.
A consultation is the first step to initiating your wish to have a baby. Having a diagnosis from a fertility specialist will guide you in identifying which path you should take and what options you have to succeed.
Bear in mind that 80% of the couples who come to the clinic fulfill their desire to have a child with low-complexity treatments, which do not need to be costly or include surgical procedures.
The new social dynamic has led us to adopt behaviors that allow us to continue with both our professional and personal lifestyles. Time does not stand still and we have to continue investing in life and our aspirations for our future.
A desire to become pregnant after the age of 35 can be more complex than at 30 as the woman’s biological clock is a determining factor. That is why it is important to have a consultation as soon as possible to review your situation, and to determine when it is the moment to continue with a treatment should you require it (See more about ovarian reserve)
Don’t let the time go by! In the world of fertility every day can prove to be a valuable opportunity
4. Because you will have emotional support that will help you to live the process in the best possible way
We know that when trying to get pregnant, having a diagnosis of infertility and living in the midst of uncertainty because of the current world situation generates feelings of stress, anxiety, fear, frustration and even despair. That is why, the Psychology team at INSER, opens its doors to accompany you in your process.
These consultations can be scheduled virtually or in person if you prefer.
5. Because to date there is no scientific evidence that the virus is transmitted through sexual relations and that it represents a risk in pregnancy
Currently, no scientific society has recommended that trying to become pregnant be discontinued because of the pandemic. There are no studies that show that embryos are a target for the virus or that the baby can become infected in the mother’s womb, affecting its growth and gestational development.
However, it is important to clarify that, with other world epidemics such as SIKA, there were specific recommendations to stop treatment because of the imminent risk of transmission and the serious potential consequences on embryonic and fetal development.
To date, there is no scientific evidence that the pregnant woman can be a transmitter of the virus during pregnancy. There is still no evidence that the virus passes to the baby in the uterus through the placenta.
Despite this, if you are pregnant, you should reinforce the protective measures and biosecurity to minimize the risk of contagion. In this condition you must take care of your own life and that of the baby.
Remember that with love and protection you can continue to pursue your most cherished dream. At INSER we will give you the peace of mind to make the best decision at the right time. The most important thing is to take the first step and consult us for a comprehensive diagnosis that will allow us to guide you on the path to becoming parents.
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