For most people, the fertility journey is already an emotional rollercoaster, and COVID adds to the misery. It's not just about getting affected by COVID-19, it's about getting through it without further complications. And with few studies vaguely pointing to the connection between COVID19 and infertility, couples are still more concerned about the right approach to parenthood. We all know it's going to be tough to handle, so let's take precautions for a safe parenthood as we navigate to the new normal.
To avoid COVID-19 infections, one should take the following precautions at all times:
A telemedicine appointment can be coordinated with our fertility specialist whether you are a new or existing patient. Telemedicine is a wonderful way to connect with us and to develop a diagnostic plan or to decide on a treatment option.
Taking care of emotional as well as physical health is important. With social distancing and many people working from home, an advantage is that there is more time on hand, without having to rush with commuting to work or attending public events. This extra time can be used to nurture your mental and physical health.
Staying positive is the essential factor. Fertility treatments have commenced as there is no evidence of transmission of the Covid-19 to embryos. With virtual consultations available, the feeling of being left on your own will not be there. You can be in touch with your fertility specialists who will be able to advise you on your treatment, depending on your condition, and also follow you through the treatment cycles.
oga and other deep breathing exercises help to relieve stress and studies have shown probable links with improved fertility rates with people who practice these exercises. You can join an online yoga class and have the privacy of exercising in your own home and still have the expertise provided by the professionals.
Practising daily mindfulness is an effective way to keep your mind active and to relieve stress. There are mindfulness apps that can help in establishing a daily routine. They will also track your adherence to the routine.
Joining a virtual infertility support group gives you the opportunity to share your experiences with others and makes you realise that you are not the only one going through such a situation. Interaction with others is a healthy way of expressing emotions and possibly obtaining support and guidance.
Although lockdowns in most places are over, it is still advisable to maintain social distancing with the added precaution of wearing a mask. If there is a facility of a park nearby, just going for a walk on your own, away from others, will offer exercise and a sense of calm amidst the beauty of nature.
Although following these suggestions will definitely make you more relaxed and able to face the future, it is strongly advised that you first contact your fertility specialist for professional advice and guidance, based on your individual need. There is no need to fear – help is at hand!
It's difficult to know who is most vulnerable and how the virus affects those who contract it in the short and long term because "what we know" is constantly changing. We're here to support you whether you're waiting or starting infertility treatments during Covid-19. We intend to continue to provide care for our patients. As always, our goal is to provide you with individualized care that is centered on you. Please contact us if you have any questions about the impact of COVID 19 and what you can do to get safely into parenthood. If you are looking for the best fertility specialists in Vijayawada, contact Jai Andrology Vijayawada.
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