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Fertility & COVID-19

The current pandemic has caused a halt in various aspects of our lives including fertility. Many fertility clinics Raleigh NC are suspending fertility treatments for safety reasons and we know this can be extremely frustrating. However, with more time at home, let’s use it as a time of investment and preparation for a future pregnancy.

Do Your Research

If you are in the process of finding a fertility clinic to work with, then this is the perfect time to do your research. We recommend using FertilityIQ to find the right clinic and treatment for you. The website provides clinic ratings and up-to-date research on fertility treatments. Also, many clinics are offering telehealth appointments online or over the phone for patients to discuss options such as NCCRM IVF, freezing your eggs, and more. Consultations are also being offered virtually to help get the process started.

At Home To-Dos

A regular menstrual cycle generally indicates regular ovulation, but at-home ovulation kits can be used for reassurance. A fertility test can also be taken at home. The test will measure five different hormones that pertain to normal ovulation. Be mindful that answers are not always found in a simple hormone test. Next, check on your vaccinations as women must wait a month after receiving a vaccination before trying to conceive. Once completed, dive into your family health history for background on previous members with similar fertility issues. Lastly, review your finances and insurance. Treatments such as NCCRM IVF can get pricey, therefore it best to understand what your insurance plan covers and prepare for any out of pocket costs that may arise. 


The North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine/Talbert Fertility Institute is the premiere center for reproductive health in North Carolina and the East Coast. Our team specializes in fertility testing, diagnosis, and treatment of infertility conditions. We’re experts in IVF, Tubal Ligation Reversal, Male Infertility, Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), Gestation Surrogacy, Family Balancing, and more. Contact us today.

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