COVID Vaccine: IVF and Fertility

COVID Vaccine and IVF

Dr. Natalie Crawford, MD reviews the latest studies about the COVID vaccine and fertility treatments. Does the COVID vaccine hurt your fertility? Does the COVID vaccine impair ovarian function? Does the COVID vaccine hurt the placenta? Does the COVID vaccine impair implantation? Does the COVID vaccine and spike proteins antibodies cause failed implantation?

All studies done to date have shown no impact of the COVID vaccine on your fertility. No change in ovarian function, response to treatment, implantation, miscarriage, or pregnancy complications.

ASRM recommends that all people, regardless if trying to conceive or are in fertility treatments receive the COVID vaccine.
https://www.asrm.org/news-and-publications/covid-19/statements/patient-management-and-clinical-recommendations-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic/

Reviewing the latest studies, on IVF patients today:

Morris RS. SARS-CoV-2 spike protein seropositivity from vaccination or infection does not cause sterility. F S Rep. 2021 Jun 2. doi: 10.1016/j.xfre.2021.05.010. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34095871; PMCID: PMC8169568.

Orvieto R, Noach-Hirsh M, Segev-Zahav A, Haas J, Nahum R, Aizer A. Does mRNA SARS-CoV-2 vaccine influence patients’ performance during IVF-ET cycle? Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2021 May 13;19(1):69. doi: 10.1186/s12958-021-00757-6. PMID: 33985514; PMCID: PMC8116639.

**This is not medical advice, this is education. Please ask your doctor your own medical questions. ASRM recommends vaccination for all individuals unless a contraindication exists, pregnancy is not a contraindication.

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