Covid 19 - IVF and Pregnancy
Embryoland clinic informs you that:
shouldn’t think of postponing the IVF treatment as this might be not
just physically but also mentally challenging. IVF treatment and it’s
success is largely based on hormonal changes and age and hence it is
advised that you continue your treatment with all necessary Covid-19
· Most of the studies suggest that there has
been no documented case of Covid-19 virus transmission during IVF lab
treatment (culture of embryos, cryopreservation, or storing), neither in
the donor nor the recipient. Thus, the chances of SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19
virus) affecting moms, or their babies are very low.
couples must ensure that they follow all necessary Covid precautions for
the safety of those around them. Also, while in isolation you can ask
for online consultation as much as possible.
Should couples taking treatment take the vaccine?
To help you with this dilemma here are few things that all couples must know about taking Covid vaccination:
1. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the American
Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the Royal College of
Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RCOG) and given the known risks and severity
of COVID-19 disease during pregnancy, vaccination of pregnant women or
women attempting pregnancy is recommended.
· 2. Covid-19
vaccination does not affect your IVF cycle — it is not a live vaccine.
According to reports, couples who have undergone IVF treatment, post
mRNA SARS-CoV-2 vaccination showed no in-between cycles differences in
ovarian stimulation and embryological variables before and after
receiving it. This means that as per the information available it is
safe to carry on with your IVF treatment post-vaccination.
3. mRNA SARS-CoV-2 vaccine does not impact patients’ performance or
ovarian reserve. In the immediate subsequent IVF cycle, the vaccine does
not affect patient’s health or the baby’s health.
During procedures like egg retrieval or embryo transfer it’s better not
getting the vaccine as fever after the vaccine may be confused with
fever because of the procedure.