A coronavirus – COVID-19 – outbreak began in China last December. It has since spread to other countries – including the United States. The CDC has posted travel health notices recommending that U.S. citizens not travel to China. Avoid close contact with anyone showing COVID-19 symptoms if you are trying to get pregnant.
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness. Symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea, and body aches. These symptoms can accelerate to pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and eventual death. COVID-19 belongs to a family of viruses such as MERS and SARS.
- Wash your hands regularly
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Clean/disinfect frequently touched surfaces
If you think you may have contracted a coronavirus, contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible. The CDC offers testing guidance for COVID-19 – Click Here.
Coronavirus and Pregnancy
A new study conducted jointly by Northwestern University, Wuhan University and Peking University found that pregnant women diagnosed with the virus during their third trimester didn’t transmit the virus to their unborn children in the womb.
Proper care and isolation protocols must be adhered to during and after birth for women diagnosed with the novel coronavirus late in their pregnancy. If so, these women should be able to deliver healthy, virus-free babies.
More research is needed on pregnant women with COVID-19 in all stages of pregnancy. Scientists are continuing to collect data and will perform another study in the near future.
Subclinical Hypothyroidism & Pregnancy
Dr. Hugh Melnick – founder of Advanced Fertility Services – offers treatment for subclinical hypothyroidism in conjunction with fertility treatment. Dr. Melnick pays close attention to the diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism – a common condition among women suffering from infertility.
Subclinical Hypothyroidism Signals
Hypothyroidism can cause infertility. Most women who can’t get pregnant don’t know the common signals of hypothyroidism.
My Thyroid Doctor has compiled a helpful list.
Hypothyroidism Diagnosis and Therapy Expertise
Dr. Hugh Melnick – founder of Advanced Fertility Services in NYC – has decades of clinical experience in diagnosing and treating subclinical hypothyroidism.
Read the Doctor’s contribution to the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology about subclinical hypothyroidism and its effect on a woman’s fertility.
Dr. Hugh Melnick pays close attention to the diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism – a common condition among women suffering from infertility.
Schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Hugh Melnick at Advanced Fertility Services by calling 212.369.8700 – or – clicking the icon below.