Myths surrounding IVF during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed the world in a medically perilous situation. Most people are becoming aware of the gravity of the situation and its implications for our lives. Aside from deaths and after-effects of the virus, couples are facing another difficult situation: becoming parents.

Fertility issues have recently become more prevalent among couples of all ages, and they are opting for medical assistance to become parents. As a result, in vitro fertilization (IVF) has become a popular way to become a parent. The COVID-19 situation, on the other hand, has complicated the extensive treatment. In these trying times, the myths surrounding taking it have also grown. It is therefore critical that these myths be debunked in order for couples to easily complete their families.

Myth 1: Infections or vaccines have an impact on fertility.
“This is the most common misconception. The answer is that there is no evidence that the infection or vaccine has an effect on fertility. Of course, prospective mothers undergoing IVF treatment must be tested prior to beginning the treatment process. The treatment process for those who tested positive is halted. Doctors will notify patients about future cycles “Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, IVF Specialist and Director of Advance Fertility and Gynecology Centre concur.

Myth No. 2: Covid vaccines are not safe to use during IVF treatment.
This is yet another myth that prevents women from receiving vaccines while undergoing IVF treatment. “Medical organizations have confirmed the safety of the approved vaccines for those receiving treatment.” Delaying treatment should never be an option. Because there are already complications causing women to seek this treatment, any further delay will put them in a precarious position. It may be prudent to separate the date of vaccination from treatment procedures such as egg collection by a few days so that any symptoms such as fever can be correctly attributed to the vaccine rather than the treatment procedure.

Myth 3: Because of the ongoing pandemic, there may be a delay in IVF treatment.
Women have difficulty conceiving for a variety of reasons. That is why IVF treatment has become so popular. However, in the current scenario of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people believe it is better to postpone treatment. Fortunately, this is a myth. Most women of reproductive age are not at high risk and should not be delayed. To ensure a successful treatment, most reputable IVF clinics employ stringent safety measures. The medical community is eager to ensure that a woman’s motherhood dreams can be realized through IVF. This is especially true for women with advanced aging and couples who have been trying for many years without success.

Myth 4: Coronavirus has an impact on pregnancy.
This myth has affected the majority of women who have successfully conceived through IVF treatment. However, studies show that this is not the case. “Every woman, pregnant or not, faces the same infection risk. It has also been scientifically demonstrated that the infection does not pass to the children through the mother. Those who choose to be parents in the COVID-19 scenario can now relax and proceed with their IVF treatment plans. There is a greater risk of preterm delivery. The new virulent strain appears to have a greater impact on the respiratory system in some pregnant women. Strict precautions, vaccination, and timely medical care, among other things, must be taken.

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