What measures is Life Fertility taking to avoid transmission of Coronavirus?
If you are attending the clinic in person, please be assured that Life Fertility is following all appropriate health recommendations and abiding by all government directives. This is evolving quickly – please know that we are also acting quickly.
We have additional hand sanitiser at all entry points and around the clinic and have increased the frequency of cleaning of common areas throughout the day.
Patients and staff who are unwell in any way will not be attending the clinic – we aim to minimise your exposure to any infectious disease.
We are also reducing the number of patients in the clinic at any one time to comply with the requirement for increased social distancing. We are doing this by:
- Reducing the number of procedures and scans we will schedule on any one day and increasing the time between them;
- Asking you to help us maintain social distancing – please do not come early to any appointments and to attend alone if possible (please don’t bring children or a support person); and
- Having tele-consults where possible (there may be a cost associated with some of these appointments – we will always inform you of these beforehand).
This means that if you are coming to the clinic you will see fewer patients than normal in our waiting room, and we ask that you sit over 1.5m apart.
Do I have to come to the clinic for appointments?
We are making tele-consults available to all patients who would normally attend the clinic for doctor consultations and nurse interviews. Where appropriate our scientists will speak to you on the phone rather than in person.
Are there any additional precautions being taken for procedures?
We have infectious control procedures in place for all our scans and procedures.
We are also reducing the amount of time you will spend in the clinic before and after egg collections and embryo transfers. We will be communicating this individually to you before your procedure.
We normally recommend you bring a support person with you to procedures, but we kindly ask that if possible, you attend your procedures alone during this time.
Do I have to I delay my IVF treatment?
We are still open, and we are taking all possible precautions to keep you safe while you have treatment with us.
Egg collections and embryo transfers are continuing.
We have our own treatment rooms and therefore we have not been impacted by the changes to elective surgery (which has impacted most other clinics).
As always, your treating doctor will be happy to answer all your questions and will recommend the appropriate treatment for you based on your individual circumstances.
Can I delay my pregnancy until the Coronavirus crisis passes?
Yes, if you are concerned about getting pregnant now, we recommend you create embryos and store them until you are ready.
If I freeze all my embryos what are the storage fees?
We have 12 months free storage with all IVF cycles.