It seems a simple question but, for all of us grappling with fertility in this time of COVID-19, we know that the open or closed status of an IVF clinic is anything but simple. Fertility treatment can be time sensitive and, among fertility experts, there is no consensus about continuing procedures during the current times. The good news, though, is that ConceiveAbilities can help. We have built an initial set of crowd-sourced information so that you can both get an immediate picture, and contribute to that picture, of what’s happening with IVF clinics.
First, let’s get some context by checking in with the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), an important voice in creating standards for the practice of reproductive medicine. Starting in mid-March, ASRM has issued several rounds of guidance. Their most recent update, as of Friday April 24th, makes several key points acknowledging
At ConceiveAbilities, our principles guide our take on the way forward. Consistent with our thinking throughout our many years of experience, and as our CEO Nazca Fontes shared in mid-March, we have an enduring belief in several principles.
So, putting these ideas into action in a manner consistent with these principles, we have created a tool to assist you, and we also look forward to your contributions to this tool. Our tool is inspired by other crowd-sourcing resources that have served many other types of needs during this time, whether it’s college students trying to find out the status of their summer internship or small businesses trying to find out the status of their SBA loan application.
Our intent, as ever, is to share information, transparently, and not guide any medical decision-making.
On this tool, you will find
We are gratified by the trust you place in us and hope that this tool will make a difference in your continuing journey to build your family. Because at ConceiveAbilities, we know that family is everything.
We stand ready to help you move forward. Please contact our team today.
All Things Conceivable is a blog dedicated to sharing the knowledge and expert opinions of the dedicated team at ConceiveAbilities, a Chicago-based egg donation and surrogacy agency.