We are very proud to announce that we have just been granted the license by the HFEA to restart fertility treatments at City Fertility. Everyone at City Fertility has worked hard to ensure that we have new patient pathways in place and that we can provide safe and effective treatment during these challenging times. Thank you all for your patience and support during the lockdown – now let’s create miracles together!
The recent outbreak of infections with the novel coronavirus has been naturally a source of concern for many of our existing and prospective patients. Due to the uncertainty as to the course of this outbreak many patients expressed their wish to pursue fertility treatment despite the concern. The following advice is aimed at reducing anxiety and guiding existing and prospective patients so that they can access fertility care safely.
Managing emotions is a key part of going through fertility challenges. Research shows that a significant number of people going through fertility treatment feels anxious, depressed, or suicidal. This is related to not having their reproductive goals met, ongoing loss and grief, coping with uncertainty, feeling social pressure, amongst other reasons. It is also known most people underestimate the upheaval of fertility treatment and emotional distress is the number one reason for people to stop treatment.
For all these reasons, emotional support during fertility treatment is really important. Support is available in multiple ways and one size does not fit all!