It is important to follow the next measures:
Please wear a mouth mask and disinfect hands. This can be done when entering the practice in the waiting room and in the consultation room.
Arrive on time but try to minimize waiting time in the waiting room by waiting in your car or outside if necessary.
Whenever possible, come to the consultations alone. For fertility treatment and pregnancy ultrasound, the partner is certainly welcome. Companions should preferably wait outside.
When feeling ill you better cancel the consultation.
Consultations and treatments can take place (insemination, hormonal stimulation, IVF and frozen embryos).
Surgeries, examinations and treatments under general anesthesia can also take place.
In every folicular puncture, a COVID-PCR test should be taken before puncture.
Vaccination is recommended for pregnant women and women wishing to become pregnant. It is only not recommended 3 days before the follicular puncture for IVF and this up to 8 weeks of pregnancy, as a precaution as fever may occur after vaccination. A positive COVID test results in immediate break of the cycle.
Vaccination en pregnancy
Given that pregnant women are at higher risk for severe COVID-19 and given that there is a higher risk of preterm labor when experiencing COVID-19 infection, the Supreme Health Council recommends that pregnant women are given an mRNA - vaccine (Pfizer/Moderna) with priority, especially if you have an elevated BMI, hypertension or diabetes. Research shows that pregnant women are not at higher risk for side effects or complications after being vaccinated with mRNA - vaccines. If you are pregnant and want to be vaccinated, please contact your family doctor.
If you are pregnant and want to be vaccinated, please contact your family doctor. You will be invited as soon as possible.
Vaccination and fertility
The COVID-19 vaccine has no effect on your fertility. The antibodies that you develop after a COVID-19 infection, a COVID-19 vaccination or after a common cold act on the protrusions of the coronavirus. Because the protein of these protrusions is somewhat similar to the protein that plays a role in the formation of the placenta, it is mistakenly thought that the COVID-19 vaccine can affect your fertility. However, the similarity between the COVID-19 vaccine proteins and placental proteins is too small to have an effect on fertility. If it did, women would also experience fertility problems after a common cold, and that is not the case.
Take care of yourself and your surroundings by following these measures.