Progyny is committed to the health and wellbeing of our members during the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Although COVID-19 has disrupted or postponed many treatment cycles, we are still here to offer you support and guidance. We understand how difficult infertility is—and how frustrating interruptions to treatment can be—which is why we have put together a webinar with a panel of fertility experts to answer any questions you have.
We brought together renowned reproductive endocrinologists to discuss fertility and family building in the context of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s latest recommendations to halt initiations of fertility treatment. Learn how to find purpose in the pause and boost your mental and physical health during this time.
Finding Purpose in the Pause: Your Fertility and Well-being in the Midst of COVID-19
- Lissa Kline, LCSW, Vice President, Member and Provider Services, Progyny
- Michele Carroll, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker and Provider Account Manager, Progyny
- Dr. Janet Choi, Reproductive Endocrinologist, CCRM, New York
- Dr. Lorna Marshall, Reproductive Endocrinologist, Pacific NW Fertility, Seattle
- Dr. Angie Beltsos, Reproductive Endocrinologist, Vios Fertility, Chicago
Don’t Give Up on Treatment Completely
Despite most fertility clinics suspending or reducing in person treatment, you don’t have to put your fertility journey on hold completely. Telehealth appointments are a great way to do new patient consultations, discuss treatment options, or even to keep you moving forward.
Take the Time to Look After Yourself
In times of strain it’s especially important you look after your physical and mental health. Our experts recommend the following:
- Find a routine that works for you and take breaks as you need them.
- Connect with loved ones through virtual book clubs, dinner parties or catch-up sessions.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, limit your exposure to the news and find someone to talk to about your feelings.
- Eat healthily and get enough sleep – find foods that are rich in omega-3, antioxidants, fiber, and get at least 7-8 hours of sleep. Also include vitamins and supplements such as Vitamin E, D, and folic acid.
- Limit your caffeine, alcohol and processed foods intake.
- Exercise if you can to get your body moving. Whether you want to do an online yoga class, have a dance party, or take a walk around the block, physical activity is important.
If you have any questions or want further emotional support, please contact your dedicated Progyny Patient Care Advocate.