We know that the cancellation and postponement of treatment due to Covid 19 has brought untold stress and disappointment for our patients and for those all across Europe – see map released by ESHRE on 20/04/20.
But there are signs that activity is resuming as Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands slowly recommence services. We in MFC hope to also commence treatments in May, if the current trends in suppression of the virus continue and if national restrictions begin to ease. This will have to begin slowly and under strict guidelines and we will update our website as things progress.
In the meantime, don’t lose hope, try to optimise your health and wellbeing and don’t hesitate to contact our team of caring professionals if you have any queries or concerns.
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed life as we know it. For those patients struggling with infertility, particularly those awaiting treatment, anxiety and distress are both common and understandable responses to an unprecedented situation. At Merrion Fertility Clinic, we are here to support and guide you through this uncertain time.
Merrion Fertility have a number of support systems in place, including:
- Support group meeting next Wednesday, 15th April by phone/video link
- Patient consultations via phone or video link
- Clinic is currently fully staffed and available to answer any questions (though most of us are working remotely)
- Kay Duff, our fertility counsellor, can be contacted through the clinic or confidentially on +353 (1) 8319625 or at email@example.com.
For additional practical information on coping with stress and anxiety, please see the following excellent article recently published by the Mental Health Professional Group.
Now more than ever it is important to take good care of yourself, and to remember that we are all in this together.
Stay safe and well.
Please click on the audio link below to listen to Professor Mary Wingfield discussing the latest guidelines on fertility during the outbreak of Covid 19: