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Anyone else thinking of postponing ivf during covid? Or am I crazy

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EmmaJ4142 Sat 02-May-20 16:40:42

Amazing news yesterday about fertility treatments resuming so please don’t think I’m being negative I’ve taken a big knock emotionally and financially with the outbreak of covid and not sure where this leaves me with wanting to postpone treatment is anyone else having similar feelings? The whole thing terrifies me but realistically what timeline do people reckon for studies to be done on any impacts covid 19 can cause on pregnancy and baby’s conceived or carried during? Or am I totally overthinking everything and need to get a grip to sort out my diet and lifestyle ready for a FET (three frozen embryos currently sat in a freezer 😂)

physicskate Sat 02-May-20 17:45:12

The impacts on foetuses are likely to be similar as the impact of the common cold, unless the pregnant woman becomes severely ill.

I'd be more concerned (and am) about what the world is going to look like, in terms of access to medicine, healthcare and support until an effective vaccine is available.

I could see lockdown yo-yoing until the vaccine.

I was thinking of going for a get sometime around the new year, maybe, but not sure what we'll do. I guess I'll see closer to the time.

ivfgottostaypositive Sat 02-May-20 18:41:54

Tough one

I think it could be years before the full effect is know - they would need to test/survey women who got pregnant in the last 8 weeks and who aren't going to be giving birth until xmas and then it might be months before any baby developmental delay can be identified and then rule out other causes

Same with miscarriages or still birth - problem is that lots of women are staying away from hospitals because they fear catching the virus and this may lead to increased numbers of still birth or miscarriage but this isn't actually directly attributable to the mother catching the virus whilst pregnant

If you are in your 20s and in no rush then yeah maybe wait a bit longer given that you've already got some embryos frozen and it's not egg collection you are waiting on to do and you said you needed to sort some financial issues out.

Most people though are in their mid to late 30s and older undergoing IVF and don't have time on their side to wait. Especially as it's likely this virus will always be with us in some form

Lynda07 Sat 02-May-20 18:57:54

physicskate: I'd be more concerned (and am) about what the world is going to look like, in terms of access to medicine, healthcare and support until an effective vaccine is available.

I could see lockdown yo-yoing until the vaccine.
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Me too. There are other priorities at the moment.

EmmaJ4142 Sat 02-May-20 20:31:23

Thankyou for your responses. I totally agree with being conscious of the world I would be bringing a child into to so much uncertainty it’s scary. I’m eagerly awaiting speaking to my clinic I may also seek some counselling. There are a list of fears one of which being the funding being cut due to the crisis which I worry I will ‘lose my place’ as such but another thing on my mind is I do believe there should be a priority list I’m really fortunate to have my embryos stored I know that and the fact I’m 30 helps to reassure me but with my severe endemetriosis my specialist has mentioned time is a factor. I try to be as upbeat as I can but this is a whole new level of uncertainty for me so I seem to be over analysing everything sorry for the rambling

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