The health and well-being of our patients, our staff and our community is Reproductive Partners Fertility Center – San Diego’s highest priority. Our medical director and leadership team are working diligently to stay informed on the emerging scientific developments and evolving guidance from our local, state and national leaders in public health, as well as the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) in conjunction with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
Very little is known about COVID-19 related to its effect on pregnant women and infants, and there are currently no recommendations specific to pregnant women regarding the testing or management of COVID-19. Therefore, it makes sense to avoid getting pregnant when the chances of being affected by the virus are high. In light of the recent sudden increase in the number of cases in the United States and in San Diego, we believe it is in our patients’ best interest to delay having an embryo transfer or an intrauterine insemination treatment cycle until the outbreak is under control. This decision will be revisited periodically. In addition, following CDC recommendations, we are making every effort to decrease the foot traffic in our office. This means diagnostic testing will be postponed until further notice.
Please know we understand this situation may add worry to an already stressful time. We are available should you need any additional support. As always, if you have any questions regarding your treatment plan, please reach out to us to discuss your individual situation.
For the most current information about COVID-19 and recommendations for keeping yourself and your family healthy, we recommend these resources:
Center for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
California Department of Public Health: https://www.cdph.ca.gov
County of San Diego Health and Human Services: https://www.sandiegocounty.gov