If you're considering the start of a family building journey, or currently in treatment, we know that you're wondering how the coronavirus could affect your future family. We'll be providing updates to help you stay informed, safe, and to help you keep moving forward. Please know that this page was last updated on Tuesday, June 30th.
We want you to know that your health, and the health of our staff, is our number one priority.
We are taking the Coronavirus (now referred to as COVID-19) seriously, and your concerns have been heard. We want to thank you all for your patience and cooperation during this time. We pledge to provide you with the best possible care and fertility treatment.
We are constantly updating the information below as new mandates and recommendations are supplied by the CDC and CT Department of Health.
Make sure you bookmark this page 📖to stay up to date on all RMA of Connecticut COVID-19 policies and safety regulations and how they affect our Gay Parents To Be program.
Gay Parents To Be and RMA of Connecticut are following all necessary best practices to keep our staff and patients safe. Our policies are being updated based on recommendations from the CDC and the CT Department of Health.
Please note that at this time, all visits are by appointment only. No walk-ins will be permitted. Please call for an appointment or speak to your nurse via email or telephone with questions.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Please review the information below for the latest on how the new travel guidelines may relate to your treatment plan.
Please note: Upon arrival, please stay in your car. Our check-in process is now via text so as to limit the number of people in the office at one time. Please follow the prompts you will receive on the day of your appointment and only proceed into the office when notified.
Current Treatment & Procedure Plan:
We are now performing diagnostic testing including HSGs, SHGs, and semen analyses. Frozen Embryo Transfers have resumed, as well as IUI starts and IVF cycles.
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This is a confusing time, and it's natural to have questions! Reach out to us via phone, or check out our list of frequently asked questions below 👇
Do you have more questions about coronavirus and your consultation or treatment? Give our new patient team a call at 203.956.2266 and we'll do our best to figure it out together.
Or, click for a contact form, and we will reach out to you.
❓I have an initial appointment (consultation) scheduled, should I cancel it?
Not at all. As of right now, we're offering initial consultations with our physicians via telemedicine (Zoom meetings are our friends!) While we are doing our best to limit the number of visitors to our offices and waiting rooms, the opportunity to get some information from the safety of your own home is a great way to start building a plan.
❓Will I need to be tested for COVID-19 to move forward with fertility treatment?
Possibly. If you're a mom-to-be or a donor getting ready for a procedure like an egg retrieval or other surgery, we are requiring all patients undergoing anesthesia to be tested for the disease. Why? Because COVID-19 compromises your respiratory system, and anesthesia can exacerbate that.
❓Do I have to wear a mask in the office?
Yes, and unfortunately, we cannot let you in the office without one.
❓Are you conducting all appointments in the office now?
We are using telemedicine for all new patient appointments, nutrition counseling, genetic counseling, emotional support, and fertility coaching. Most testing, bloodwork, procedures, and other in-person necessities will be conducted in the appropriate office.
❓Is my spouse allowed to come to the appointment with me?
Unfortunately, we cannot allow anyone other than the patient into our offices at this time. Of course, spouses and other support persons can attend your telehealth consultations, but for in-office visits, they will need to stay home.
❓If I, my partner, or my surrogate becomes pregnant and then acquires COVID-19, will the baby be in danger?
According to the CDC and very preliminary research, if a person carrying a pregnancy acquires the coronavirus, it does not seem to cross the placenta to the baby. However, this research is based on a very small number of pregnancies, and there isn't enough information to be sure of anything. If you or your surrogate are pregnant and affected by COVID-19, you will be followed very closely to protect both you and the baby.
❓I'm stressed! Who can I speak to about if I have more questions?
We know that you have so many questions about fertility, family, and everything in between. Check out our LGBTQ Family Building Resource Center for all our articles, videos, and more!