To further minimize risk to anyone who enters our fertility center – all in-person diagnostic appointments, monitoring, and procedures (HSG, SIS) are limited to the patient only.
For egg retrievals and IUI, patients and their partner will check in for an egg retrieval/IUI or semen sample collection. Once a sample is collected, partners may wait outside of the building while the retrieval/IUI is being performed.
We cannot accommodate a partner or any other family members in the waiting room at this time. For embryo transfers, only the patient can be present in the transfer room.
NEW UPDATE (10/30/20)
We are happy to announce the introduction of a new platform that will allow partners or a support person to virtually participate during embryo transfers.
While partners / support persons, are still unable to attend in person, we have created a ZOOM platform that will allow virtual attendance. All that is required is for the partner to download the ZOOM application to their preferred device, and the patient to provide the partner / support person’s email address. Your clinical team members will discuss this new option with you at the appropriate time.
Additionally, for their own protection, children cannot enter the building.
- Although we continue to encourage no partners be present for OB U/S visits, exceptions will be made to allow a partner to be present in-person for patients with a history of miscarriage, anxiety or depression documented by a mental health provider, patients who have experienced abuse, and patients requiring an interpreter. All in-person OB visits, where patients request the presence of their partner, must be approved by your nursing team.
- Partners will be allowed to wait with patients prior to their D&E procedure. Partners will be instructed to return to their cars during the procedure and will be called by the PACU nurse post-procedure.