COVID-19 and Assisted Reproduction

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The COVID-19 won't stop your dream of being a mother

In Latid, we are committed to your safety. That is why we comply with the most stringent security protocols meeting of effective preventive actions and mitigation of COVID-19, as recommended by the Ministry of Health, The World Health Organization (WHO), the European Society of Human Reproduction and the American Society of Assisted Reproduction:

  • For your safety, please refrain from going to the clinic with more than 1 partner.
  • We have bathrooms, and sinks to facilitate the washing of hands with soap and water upon entering our clinic.
  • Take the temperature at the entrance of the clinic.
  • The use of mask is mandatory at all times.
  • In Latid we practice social distancing, keep distance of at least 1.5 meters with the people around you.
  • A record is kept of all persons who enter our clinic, both patients and their companions, in order to perform a nexus epidemiological if necessary.
  • You can find alcohol gel to disinfect your hands in different points of the clinic.
  • To avoid crowds, appointments will be scheduled in a phased manner. We ask that you please comply with the schedule provided to maintain order.
  • All the staff of our clinic maintains a strict policy of hand washing and disinfection between patients.
  • We perform decontamination on all surfaces of offices, reception, administrative offices between patients.
  • In the operating theatres and laboratories of assisted reproduction, we performed terminal disinfection every day and cleaning of the surfaces with sustanciasl special free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Frequently Asked questions about COVID-19 and assisted Reproduction

Can I spread my embryos in the laboratory?

Coronaviruses are biological agents of type 2, which require measures of biological containment level 2. Our laboratories of andrology and embryology already working routinely with this level of containment, and the scientific associations as SEF and ASEBIR already have specific guidelines for it. Therefore, today, the available evidence is that there is no risk of infection of the embryos in the laboratory.

If I've started an assisted reproduction treatment and I am sick with COVID-19, do I need to cancel the treatment?

Following the recommendations of the scientific societies (SEF, ASEBIR, ESHRE): in case of detected during the ovarian stimulation, you must cancel and postpone the treatment. In case of detected before the embryo transfer or insemination, we will cancel the realization of this.

Can I do a treatment if I'm getting sick or I have symptoms of COVID-19?

No. We must wait 21 days from the onset of symptoms, until the condition has been corrected.

How can I get the disease COVID-19 for the treatment of assisted reproduction?

The mechanism of transmission of the SARS-COV-2 is through the respiratory tract. In Latid we have taken stringent security measures to prevent infections in patients, medical staff, and administrative or other employees.

If I'm pregnant and I get COVID-19, is there more risk of miscarriage?

There is No evidence of this.

Is there more risk of contracting COVID-19 during pregnancy?

Pregnant women are not more susceptible to infection than people of the same age and gender.

Is there more risk for complications from contracting COVID-19 during pregnancy?

Pregnant women diagnosed with COVID19 in the 1st trimester of pregnancy presented with a clinical picture similar and the same evolution that the women of the same age who are not pregnant. The incidence of severe cases in pregnant women is 1%, similar to the age range of 20-45 years (which is where we produce the majority of the pregnancies of both spontaneous as by assisted reproduction treatments).

What if I am infected, they can transmit COVID-19 to the fetus during pregnancy?

Although vertical transmission could happen, it has not been detected virus in amniotic fluid, umbilical cord blood, or breast milk. There are data from PCR-positive nasopharyngeal swabs of newborns and data of IgM positive, which theoretically require exposure in-utero (because it does not cross the placenta) but remain inconclusive data.
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