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.
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.
Every client that is currently booked for treatment at Repromed has now been contacted by our nursing team to discuss next steps and associated refunds. We are sorry for those of you that had to learn this news via email due to poor phone coverage after the government announcement yesterday, but we wanted to get in touch as soon as possible.
No doubt you are aware of the announcement this afternoon by the Prime Minister of the Covid-19 alert change to Level 3 this afternoon and Level 4 Wednesday evening. This is uncharted territory for us all and I know this will be a very stressful time for our clients, especially where there are concerns about delays. I can update you on our response to the escalation in the plan to combat this global pandemic.
Due to the recent COVID-19 (also known as coronavirus) outbreak we are taking precautions around client appointments and treatment, and we may ask a few extra questions as we book treatments and consultations.