When I look back on our long, hard fertility journey it seems miraculous that I have a baby in my arms today.
My husband and I decided that we would start “trying” ten years ago and although we took it lightly at this point, it was still super disappointing getting my periods every month, knowing for sure I wasn’t pregnant.
As we approach the end of the year, I wanted to say a personal thank you to all our clients who have honoured us by choosing Repromed. 2020 has certainly been a very challenging year – there are moments we hope to never re-live, and also some big highs for our clinic which I’d like to share.
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.
Auckland is back at COVID-19 Alert Level 2 and all Repromed services and treatments are available. However we have made the decision to follow the advice from our District Health Board for enhanced protection 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.
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 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: .
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.
Should I freeze my eggs or not? Today, women are becoming increasingly aware that this could be a reassuring option for them but egg freezing is a decision that requires careful consideration and realistic expectations. We thought it would be useful to give a detailed overview of the pros and cons and some insight into the likelihood of achieving a future successful pregnancy.
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.
It is a fact that your regular eating habits can impact fertility by affecting ovulation, egg and sperm quality, implantation, pregnancy rates, as well as health during pregnancy and of your child. Weight-loss is the most common topic when it comes to diet and fertility – but did you know you can make changes to your diet to positively impact fertility without weight-loss? This is what we call your ‘fertility diet’ which is about improving your chances of successfully having a healthy baby.
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.