On January 4th, the Prime Minister announced a third, nationwide lockdown from Wednesday, January 6th, to the middle of February.
We understand the anxiety and concern fertility patients continue to face following the announcement. We are here to reassure you that all of our HFEA-licensed fertility clinics will stay open, with all of our normal services in place. Guidelines also state that under lockdown, all medical appointments can be attended, including for fertility.
More than ever, we are using our network of clinics and scanning centres to reduce all unnecessary travel. With local scans, blood tests at home, virtual consultations, medication delivered and home semen analysis, we can reduce clinic visits to just two in a standard IVF cycle (compared to the normal 9-10).
Apricity, alongside our partners, continue to follow stringent safety measures developed over the past nine months to protect you and our staff, and we additionally require (and supply) COVID-19 tests throughout fertility cycles. Our COVID-19 advice and information will be updated regularly on this page.
If you have any questions or would like to get started, simply schedule a call with a fertility advisor at a time that suits you.Book a call
We continue to monitor the situation with our medical experts on a daily basis and are committed to keeping you informed. In this spirit, we asked our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Mara Kotrousou, to answer the most frequently asked questions around the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and pregnancy. Watch the video below to hear the medical advice on the following questions:
According to the WHO, there is no evidence that COVID-19 is transmitted from mother to baby, that pregnant women are at a higher risk, or that COVID-19 manifests differently.
Nevertheless, as pregnant women are generally a sensitive category for any severe illness, we advise that pregnant women take extra caution to protect themselves.
Higher risk groups include those who are pregnant and older, overweight, or with pre-existing medical conditions such as hypertension and diabetes.
Our doctor is available for virtual consultations in case you have any questions or concerns.Book a consultation
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