You have survived COVID-19, did you catch infertility?
HINT: The answer is “No!” Restrictions are being relaxed and life is starting to move into whatever the new normal will be. Have we learned anything? This article will address some general findings on the effect the pandemic had on female reproduction, male reproduction, and what the early studies are telling us about pregnancy. There […]
THE Vaccine…and why don’t we have one yet.
Ever utter “A pox upon your house” to someone you really did not like? OK, probably not but most have at least heard of the phrase. “A pox upon your house” is a line from Romeo and Juliet. The word pox comes from the old English pocks which are pustules of disease being either syphilis or […]
More Questions On Pregnancy & Fertility During COVID-19
In order to keep you informed as to current information on COVID-19, I am sharing the following answers to frequently asked questions on the impact of this novel coronavirus on fertility and pregnancy. Unfortunately, the bottom line is that we just don’t have a lot of data, and it may take quite a while to actually figure out […]
Fertility Care During The Current COVID-19 Pandemic
Dear Patients, I want to keep you up-to-date on fertility care during the current COVID-19 pandemic and answer some frequently asked questions. Is active treatment to get pregnant still on hold? As promised, our professional organization, ASRM, issued revised practice guidelines on Monday, March 30th. To no one’s surprise, they are an extension of the […]
A Virus For All Seasons?
So much has been surmised and written about the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) along with the will reach a peak and then decline. Let’s rephrase this. COVID-19 will not go away. What will happen is as the pandemic slows, the restrictions in place for social distancing will be relaxed. That inevitably will result in a second […]
To Mask or Not to Mask?
Many are questioning whether the advice we are hearing will actually make a difference. Well, evidence is growing from around the world that social distancing does work to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This slowing allows the healthcare system to focus on the truly sick and, hopefully, save their lives. We also know that some […]
Fertility Nurses Take on COVID-19
From the ‘other half’ of the Rinehart medical team!Lisa Rinehart, RN, BSN, JD and co-author of Getting Pregnant for Dummies (Wiley Publishing 2020) will be part of a new series entitled Fertility Nurses Take on COVID-19, a weekly webinar to support nurses during this unprecedented time. The onslaught from COVID-19 that we are all experiencing is a harrowing […]
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, COVID-19 Style!
As I was driving to work early this morning, I have to admit that I was a little annoyed at Mayor Lightfoot and Governor Pritzker. It’s St. Patrick’s Day… and it’s Chicago. For the 35 years I have lived in Chicago, St. Patty’s day has meant the parade, dying the river green and gathering in […]
Facts and Fiction in the Age of Covid-19
No matter where you turn, you are inundated with information about the coronavirus. This variety of virus is new so thatthere is very little scientific information, yet loads to ‘ponder’ by the news and other sources less in the know, which makes it difficult to separate the facts from the fiction and ignore the hype that […]