UPDATED MARCH 25th
To our patients:
First, thank you for all of your questions, emails and voices of concern that you have shared during these unprecedented times. Here at Lane Fertility, we are committed to providing support to our team and our patients. In addition we are also here to support the patients that are having challenges accessing care at this time.
We appreciate the trust that you have placed on our team and we take this responsibility seriously.
We have continued to monitor the evolving Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19) developments and evaluate how to move forward, we are balancing our responsibility to our patients, team, international collaborators and our community as a whole. On March 20, 2020, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine provided some current guidelines for clinics offering fertility services. As a result of these guidelines, we have made the following decision for the current time:
- We will temporarily cease MOST new cycle starts
- We will continue to care for all patients that are currently in cycle with us.
- We will evaluate cycle starts for patients requiring urgent care and make decisions regarding the necessity of that care on a case by case basis.
- We will be available for new patient consultations, follow up consultations, and any patient questions.
- All patients will be offered the option of telemedicine for consultations and continuing care.
We appreciate the urgency of treatment for many of our patients and we will continue to look at options to ensure that care is maintained. Please contact us by telephone, email and video chat so that we can continue to serve your needs. Our goal is to prepare our patients for treatment such that we are able to move quickly to beginning general treatment cycles as soon as possible as circumstances evolve.
Additionally, please note that current early data from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists suggests the following about Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19) and pregnancy:
- Expert opinion is that the fetus is unlikely to be exposed during pregnancy.
- The large majority of women will experience only mild/moderate cold/flu-like symptoms
- There is no data suggesting increased risk of miscarriage or early pregnancy loss in relation to Covid-19
- Early data suggests that there is no increased susceptibility or severity among pregnant women
We will continue to execute our mission Your family, our mission to ensure that you receive the best and most timely care possible. Thank you for doing your part to help keep our community safe.
The team at Lane Fertility Institute