It’s been a rough time for fertility patients around the world as COVID19 has suspended assisted reproduction treatments. Healthcare providers and patients have been devastated by the current situation. Infertility is a painful condition both mentally and physically, with many setbacks to endure in the quest to have a child.
Fertility treatments resumed in Denmark
This latest setback is a big one, it’s a global crisis that has impacted many people’s lives and the economy. Many fertility patients are understandably frustrated, angry, anxious and depressed as they have an indefinite wait for treatment. But there is light at the end of this tunnel, this week Denmark has reopened its fertility clinics. We are all watching with interest and hope this move will pave the way for other countries to follow suit.
In the meantime, it is National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW), this week. Resolve, the US infertility charity chose the theme of ‘Empowering YOU to change the conversation’. The Fertility Hub has been working hard behind the scenes to see how we can play some part in achieving that goal.
The Fertility Hub Payment Plan
After many weeks of conversations with IVF providers, we are delighted to launch a new initiative for our readers – The Fertility Hub Payment Plan! Very simply, it’s a layover plan, so you can schedule your treatment for 12, 18 or 24-months’ time and then make affordable monthly payments between now and then. We have received great support for this initiative from our healthcare partners, so please just get in touch to find out more. This has changed the conversation not just for NIAW but for the foreseeable future.
Veronica Montgomery, Clinic & Patient Liaison Consultant here at The Fertility Hub says, “We are receiving a huge amount of patient enquiries since clinics suspended treatments. Many patients are using this lockdown period to research and plan their fertility treatment. But they are also worried about job security and fear they may not be able to afford treatment after COVID19. We hope our initiative will empower patients to plan and look forward to resuming treatment as soon as possible.”
The Fertility Hub is currently conducting a patient survey. We want to get an overview of your concerns and insight as to how healthcare providers can best support you. Please take 5 mins to complete the survey here. We have many other exciting plans to help fertility patients throughout this year, so please keep an eye out for more announcements.