COVID-19 has redefined normal living while putting an individual on an extra-precautionary alert. The risk of contracting COVID-19 implies paving way for yet another journey of emotional and medical strife. Going ahead with an IVF Treatment amidst this scenario has its share of risks and challenges.
Dr. Saraogi, founder-owner of Saraogi Hospitals one of the best IVF centre in Mumbai states that there are no reports highlighting complications or issues in the IVF treatment due to COVID-19 especially concerning the transmission of the virus during the IVF treatment.
Established way back in 1980, Saraogi Hospital is synonymous with the best and affordable gynecological and IVF treatment in Mumbai. It is also trusted by thousands of patients it has treated till now. Today, it offers state-of-the-art gynecological, endoscopic, obstetrics, and infertility treatments at affordable costs. The hospital has a dedicated fertility wing known as the IRIS IVF Centre which offers the latest and all possible IVF technologies and treatments under a single roof. The Saraogi Hospital is well maintained and facilitated fertility centre as per hygiene and patient safety protocols.
Dr. Mohit Saraogi, a leading IVF doctor in Mumbai reassures that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, couples can continue with their plans to begin a family provided they take necessary precautions and care. He goes on to explain and clear many doubts relating to the same.
He advises patients to choose a reputed and well-established IVF clinic that offers gynecology treatments only while maintaining the strictest of hygiene protocols. Apart from cleaning the premises at regular intervals, the staff attending the patients will in PPE Kits along with added precautionary measures. If possible, the clinic should arrange for the collection of samples required for diagnostic testing. Also, it is advisable to stay in touch with the doctor through video consultation and keep actual visits to the clinic at a bare minimum.
He also advises, the couples to seek an initial consultation and share in detail their plans to begin a family and clear their myths with regards to COVID vaccines and related protocols. Here again, he reiterates that no reports suggesting a harmful impact on the couple.
Most IVF clinics conduct an RT PCR test in the initial stages and also before doing any procedure. In case of a positive result of the RT PCR test, the treatment is postponed by six to eight weeks while accommodating their financials as well.
Couples with a history of infertility complications such as low egg reserve, suffering from endometriosis, women in the late 30s or 40s desiring for a child of their own can attempt getting pregnant with utmost precaution and care.
He further states, ‘I have suggested high-risk patients freeze their embryos and plan an embryo transfer once they have completed their vaccinations. There have been global reports stating no harmful effects of vaccinations administered to pregnant women and even their offspring.’
On a special note, Dr. Mohit Saraogi shares his views on the mental health of his patients or those who wish to go ahead with their treatment. He states, ‘I am witnessing yet another level of mental trauma and anxiety, something like an add-on to their existing problems. I believe in finding a reliable solution amidst the ongoing pandemic and towards living a full life which majorly depends upon having a family for my patients. Hence, I recommend them to prioritize their goals in life, work on various permutations and combinations in consultation with their fertility expert before going ahead.’
Dr. Mohit Saraogi is available for consultation at Saraogi Hospital, Malad (W),Mumbai, Maharashtra- 400064. He can be reached at cell nos. 9930666930 / 8108596729. For more details visit https://www.saraogihospital.com/.
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