Dr. Natalie Crawford, MD, double board certified OB/GYN and Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility specialist, discusses the risk of COVID-19 infection in pregnancy. For those considering pregnancy or undergoing fertility treatments these are the things that you need to think about right now with the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
Wash your hands, clean surfaces, limit social situations, cancel travel, protect your loved ones, protect your family. Don’t panic, but be smart and be prepared.
***UPDATE 3/17 ASRM statement to limit all fertility treatment including IVF with a freeze all or egg freezing
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Resources and references:
1. Lei D WC, Li C, Fang C, Yang W, Cheng B, Wei M, Xu X, Yang H, Wang S, Fan C. Clinical characteristics of pregnancy with the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection. Chinese Journal Perinatal Medicine 2020;23(3).
2. Chen H GJ, Wang C, Luo F, Yu X, Zhang W, Li J, Zhao D, Xu D, Gong Q, Liao J, Yang H, Hou W, Zhang Y. Clinical characteristics and intrauterine vertical transmission potential of COVID-19 infection in nine pregnant women: a retrospective review of medical records. Lancet 2020;395(10226):809-15.
3. Alfaraj SH, Al-Tawfiq JA, Memish ZA. Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERSCoV) infection during pregnancy: Report of two cases & review of the literature. J Microbiol Immunol Infect 2019 Jun;52(3):501-3.
4. Wong SF, Chow KM, Leung TN, Ng WF, Ng TK, Shek CC, et al. Pregnancy and perinatal outcomes of women with severe acute respiratory syndrome. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2004 Jul;191(1):292-7.
***This video was published on March 12, 2020 – as this is an ongoing situation, we are currently getting new information and guidelines. This is not directed medical advice for you, this is for educational information only.
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