Special Public Ceremony on Saturday 1st May in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. 🌱
Those struggling with infertility can feel they have nothing tangible to grieve and it can also be a lonely journey. The Seeds of Hope ceremony can help by offering the chance to acknowledge losses, by being able to put words to feelings thereby recognising that loss and grief is real. This thoughtful event has been designed and created to assist in the healing process and to provide hope where attendees are able to acknowledge the losses connected with infertility. Click here to learn more including details of how to register your interest.
The Ministry of Health have released new guidelines around the COVID-19 vaccine encouraging those who are pregnant to have a Covid-19 vaccination at any stage of pregnancy. A summary of the key points is listed below.
We know our clients will be wondering about the safety of being immunised when undergoing, or about to start, fertility treatment. The advice remains the same – there is no evidence that the COVID-19 vaccine effects fertility, so fertility treatment can continue during immunisation. However, it will be a personal decision and we encourage you to discuss any concerns with your Repromed fertility doctor.
We follow the advice of RANZCOG (Royal Australian & NZ College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists), read their new update HERE. In summary:
Good news – at COVID-19 Alert Level 2, all Repromed services and treatments are available. However have enhanced protection in place to ensure we minimise any community transmission risk. Changes between COVID Alert levels will be reviewed on a weekly basis, so keep checking our webpage for these updates.
Auckland is at COVID-19 Alert Level 3 and we are here to support all Repromed clients. Minimising community transmission is critical so we will be actioning immediate safety precautions – however good news, most of Repromed services and treatments continue at Alert Level 3.
This overview provides information about how services and treatments are impacted and provides suggestions for additional support. If you have any queries that are causing you concern, please email the team so we can offer some reassurance: .
All Repromed treatments, consultations and services are available in Covid-19 Alert Level 1. As a healthcare provider that has interacts directly with the public, we will be continuing with some enhanced protection to ensure we minimise any risk of community transmission. Please get in touch with the team if you have any queries, we are here to support you.
We’re excited to be leading NZ again… Back in 2016, Repromed were proud to be NZ’s first healthcare organisation to be awarded the Rainbow Tick for our inclusive fertility care. This year we have been working closely with New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF), Body Positive and Positive Women Inc. on an exciting initiative for people living with HIV who are wanting to have a baby or donate sperm to help others.
Auckland is again at Covid-19 Alert Level 3 and our contingency planning comes into effect to support all clients. Minimising community transmission is critical so we will be actioning immediate safety precautions – however the good news is that most of Repromed services and treatments continue at Alert Level 3. For those who have started or are about to start treatment, you will be contacted directly and an update will be given on your personal situation and any changes in process or timing that may need to be made.
Good news – at Covid-19 Alert Level 2, we’re pleased to confirm that ALL treatments and services will resume at Repromed.
In order for us to operate safely at Alert Level 2, some of the processes and precautions from Level 3 will remain. We will do our best to minimise the impact of these extra precautions on your treatment.
Great news – for Repromed, Alert Level 3 means we will be resuming most fertility assessment and treatments. However, it will not be business as usual, as there will be changes within our clinic to ensure safety for everyone. We want to make the right decisions now so we can move back to full service as soon as it is safe to do so.
Our Medical Director Dr Guy Gudex has written a Q&A overview which provides answers to queries about COVID-19 and provides new information regarding anticipated service levels ongoing and funding provisions. Click here to view .
For everyone whose fertility treatment plan is impacted by the COVID-19 restrictions, you’ll want to know about this webinar on Wednesday night. It’s run by a panel of Fertility NZ board advisors, including our laboratory manager, Lana Hawkey.
The NZ Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience have kindly allowed us to share this overview of practical strategies for coping with the impact of COVID-19 in our lives. It is not specifically fertility related, but our counselling team felt that the tips in here were helpful and relevant. Click here to open the PDF.