COVID-19, Egg Donation and Surrogacy: What you need to know
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about unprecedented changes around the world. And the field of reproductive medicine is no exception. However, the desire of many people to become real dads and moms outweighs even the fear of illness.
And everyone in the fertility world is working hard to help Intended Parents move forward with family plans through egg donation and surrogacy.
Feskov Human Reproduction Group acts as a link between all participants in the process - surrogates, prospective parents, donors. The Center's specialists help patients with fertility problems navigate the constantly changing conditions, and also feel themselves, at least to some extent, in control of what is happening.
Safety is the priority of reproductive clinics
As the incidence of infection COVID-19 is increasing in various countries, reproductive health clinics, like any medical facility, respond with caution to the arrival of new patients. Because the safety of the people who put their trust in them is paramount.
The latest recommendations from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) are as follows:
- careful study and consideration of the prevalence of the disease, both in the region of the intended parents and in the region of the donor or surrogate mother;
- the use of cryopreserved sperm or frozen embryos, as an alternative to personal travel, while in different regions or states.
The emphasis on safety and strict adherence to regulations may scare away some patients. Based on this, reproductive specialists imagine the stress in which their patients have to act. Therefore, they work relentlessly to support future parents, donors and surrogates in choosing the safest options.
Changing the priorities of intended parents
With ongoing recommendations for enhanced security measures, future parents:
- give preference to egg donors living in their region.
- search for suitable frozen eggs that may be transported to their location.
As noted in the guidelines of ASRM, travelling between provinces and states should be as limited as possible. This is especially true for high-risk regions.
Most intended parents take the risk of getting sick and the consequences of the Corona virus seriously. So they quickly adapted to the new rules.
Also, the intended parents are rightly concerned about gestational surrogacy and the risk of infection of the surrogate mother with the Corona virus. However, surrogate mothers do their best to convince them that they will take extra precautions. So that the precious cargo inside the abdomen is not endangered. Since they are all mothers and understand how stressful this situation is.
Flexible but careful behavior of egg donors
Oocyte donors are sympathetic to changing circumstances. However, they are careful about travels and trips. Most often, they provide their services to clinics in their place of permanent residence.
The reluctance of some donors to travels, especially long-distance ones, is understandable. Since in addition to the risks of infection COVID-19, many clinics require a two-week quarantine upon arrival. Which is not very convenient.
Therefore, for intended parents, there are two alternatives:
- Look for a local oocyte donor.
- Delay the cycle until it becomes safe to move, both in the regions and in other countries.
All participants in the process of gestational surrogacy must be flexible and adapt to extreme circumstances.
How the surrogacy agency Feskov Human Reproduction Group adapts to new conditions
So that the intended parents can relax a little, trying to build a family in this turbulent time, the Feskov Human Reproduction Group surrogacy agency takes care of all the troubles in finding an oocyte donor. Among the variety of reproductive services, our patients can take advantage of the selection of a suitable egg donor of any phenotype from our extensive database. As a last resort, our international offices in different countries will help you select the desired candidate for each family. And to ensure the transportation of frozen eggs to any city in the world.
Yes, the situation with COVID-19 is scary. And for parents undergoing fertility treatment, it can be stressful. As if they are wasting precious time.
The clinic team makes every effort to educate people about the options and advises them to be patient and flexible, adapting to the challenges they face. Also, work is carried out both with donors, and with gestational carriers. Travels, selection, and other issues are discussed.
The specialists of the Feskov Human Reproduction Group work hard to overcome huge obstacles and simplify a complex process. In order not to give future parents to panic and calmly continue the planned activities. Our clinic is an island of tranquility and professionalism, where everyone is engaged in business to bring your happy parenting closer, even in such hectic times!
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