Coronavirus update

Dear Patients,

We wanted to update you on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and fertility treatment.

We know that you have placed your faith in us to help solve a true medical issue: infertility. We are committed to continuing to provide you the quality care you expect from us, and our team is working with Women & Infants Hospital and Care New England to ensure that all of our patients and staff stay healthy.

To protect both patients and staff, we are modifying some of our protocols. It is a constantly evolving process, so please contact us as questions arise and you initiate treatment. We are utilizing telehealth as much as possible and limiting the number of patients and partners in the office at any time. We would like to direct you to websites that can assist you as this process unfolds, such as our professional organization the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

We recognize that this process is stressful for all of us, particularly our infertility patients. Continue to follow the guidance to wear masks, wash your hands and social distance. We are here to support you in any way we can. Thank you for your understanding.

The Team at Women & Infants’ Fertility Center

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Preimplantation Genetic Screening & Diagnosis (PGS & PGD)

Kimberly Cotter is an experienced nurse and patient care coordinator at Women & Infants’ Fertility Center. In the accompanying video she discusses preimplantation screening (PGS) and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). Both PGS and PGD are procedures that are often performed with an IVF (in vitro fertilization) cycle.

Women & Infants’ Fertility Center offers the latest in IVF technology and infertility treatments. PGS and PGD evaluate embryos for genetic defects prior to selecting an embryo to transfer back into a woman’s uterus. PGD tests for specific genetic defects, such as cystic fibrosis, while PGS tests an embryo for an abnormal number of chromosomes that can lead to such birth defects as Down syndrome. Both tests aim to ensure implantation of only a healthy embryo(s).

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