The last two years have been unpredictable for everyone across the world. No one could imagine the type of hardships they have to go through. But as still, we are in the nineteenth month of this pandemic, science is still figuring out the undiscovered things that the coronavirus has brought along with. But as people are facing these difficult times they are also learning to deal with them and are resuming their normal lives. People at the same time are facing their other problems also like infertility. Infertility in couples has been arising to become one of the most vigilant problems nowadays. The couples who are looking out for ways to treat infertility are facing plenty of concerns. Let us discuss in detail the kinds of risks and complications that exist in front of the couples who are planning to go for IVF treatment.
IVF in Covid Times
Anyone who has decided to go for the IVF treatment has been already preparing for it since the time they have got to know about it. The case is particularly for those diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve or the ones who are of advanced maternal age. Anyone will have a sense of irritation if they are asked to wait any longer. It’s because it commences the starting of a new family.
All of this sounds very good and humble but no one wants to get in contact with the virus and put their life at risk. An observational study done by the National Institute of Health concludes that the effect of COVID at the time of subsequent IVF cycle is quite vigilant.
If we talk statistically around 9 couples (7 with female partner infertility and 2 with male partner infertility) who got infected with COVID resumed their IVF treatment after around 8 days to 3 months after the infection. Though it’s not a popular fact scientists have researched and found out that due to this infection there’s a reduction in the quality of embryos but the safe part is that it did not alter the ovarian reserve. Doctors across the globe suggest that anyone who has come in contact with the virus and caught infection should postpone their IVF treatment for at least about 3 months. The waiting period doesn’t guarantee healthy reproductive cells as all the eggs in ovaries are already exposed to the same whether they get mature in the same month or afterward.
Precautions To Follow
Anyone who is aiming to go for IVF treatment under these uncertain must be extra cautious and should take both doses of vaccines at the earliest possible time. Even after being fully vaccinated one should follow the covid appropriate behavior such as usage of masks in public places, sanitizing the hands at regular intervals, and maintaining proper distance with everyone. Also in these uncertain times, one should be fully aware of the conditions in their neighborhood and avoid going out unnecessarily.
Covid vaccine and its effects on IVF
There are many misconceptions among people that taking vaccines will hurt their IVF treatment which is an absolute hoax. It’s proven that vaccines have almost zero effect on disrupting the proper functioning of the body and only help to build antibodies against the virus.