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.
As the safety of our clients and staff is number one priority, we will be postponing tomorrow’s event. We will be rescheduling, so please watch this space! Thank you for your understanding.
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Venue: Repromed Clinic, 105 Remuera Rd.
Date: Wednesday 18th March, 2020
Register: Email Helen at Repromed to register, as numbers will be limited.
We know that going through fertility uncertainty and treatment can be a difficult and emotionally challenging time. This free seminar will provide you with valuable resilience skills to support you through the highs and lows of the fertility journey.
Learn the skills to:
✓ Respond to anxiety and stress with self-kindness
✓ Motivate yourself through kindness rather than self-criticism
✓ Handle difficult situations and emotions with greater ease
✓ Create a greater personal sense of peace
More people are eating gluten free and feeling better for it. But have you ever wondered if you have Coeliac Disease? Coeliac Disease is relatively common around the world and in New Zealand, it is estimated that one in 70 people have this condition.
What’s interesting is that around 80% of people with Coeliac Disease are completely unaware they have the condition. It’s possible to have ‘silent’ Coeliac Disease: when a person has Coeliac Disease without any of the typical gut symptoms or vitamin deficiencies that usually lead to a diagnosis.
What has rarely been spoken about in the past is the potential link between Coeliac Disease and fertility.
As we head into a new year, now is a great time to pause and reflect on where things are at with your body and your health. Here at Repromed our aim is to assist you in optimising your fertility for the coming year. There are several lifestyle changes that you can make that are proven to influence or enhance your chances of getting pregnant, whether you’re male or female.
As we approach the end of the year, it is timely to reflect on the many milestones and achievements at Repromed.
We have now completed 5 years of being a provider of publicly funded services in the Northern Region and we are delighted with the results we have achieved and the level of service we have provided. All our public funded clients receive exactly the same high quality of treatment and same wrap-around care and support throughout their IVF treatment, as our private clients.
Christmas is one of those times of year that presents both excitement and challenges for most people. For those who are trying to conceive the increased time spent with friends and family can bring up a variety of feelings.
Repromed counsellor Lani Eagle has some tips for dealing with the festive season.
We understand that fertility treatment can be a daunting and sensitive issue, we make it a priority to provide clear and realistic information, so our clients know what to expect every step of the way.
We are lucky to have four Mandarin speaking members in our Repromed team so during treatment for our Mandarin speaking clients, nothing is lost in translation.
The recent outbreak of measles is continuing with an increase of cases in Auckland. The Ministry of Health recommends that people born between 1969 and 1990 have an MMR booster as they probably only received one MMR vaccination instead of two when they were children. Measles symptoms include a respiratory-type of illness with dry cough, runny nose and headache. Temperatures can be over 38.5C and people feel very unwell. A red blotchy rash starts on day four to five, usually on the face before moving to the chest and arms. The time between exposure and the first symptoms is about 10 days. People are considered infectious from about five days before to five days after rash onset.
My husband and I met and married when we were very young, so infertility was something that hadn’t crossed our minds. We never dreamed it would take us 14 years to have a baby!
When a year went by and I wasn’t pregnant, I was worried something was wrong with me so we started having lots of tests. Finally, I had diagnostic laparoscopic surgery done and discovered I had endometriosis. After surgery, the chance of pregnancy is 60%, and I believed that my prayers were being answered and this surgery would be the golden ticket to curing infertility. But it wasn’t to be.