Following an amendment to the guidelines of the ´Ärztekammer´, the treatment of lesbian couples will be allowed, effective immediately.
A warm welcome to you!
About 50% of regular healthcare in Europe has hardly been able to continue in recent months, because of the effects of the coronavirus, partly because patients have also postponed their planned appointments/treatments. This has created a large reservoir of healthcare demand. For non-acute treatments (which also includes fertility treatments) the reservoir is even larger than in other fields. As a result, the waiting time for an appointment and/or treatment is currently probably longer than you may be used to. We understand, and notice, that this can be frustrating.
You can rest assured that you don't have to wait longer than necessary, but kindly ask for your understanding regarding the available capacity. In doing so, we do justice to the time you need, and the time that your practitioner must have available for this. This is the only way we can stay healthy together!
When using public transportation, or visiting a shop in Germany, wearing a facemask is mandatory and will be maintained. Within our center we keep to the prescribed minimum distance of 1.5 meters. If this cannot be guaranteed (for example during an examination), the staff will wear a facemask for protection. You may also be provided with a facemask. Furthermore, we kindly ask you to enter our center only if you are under treatment. Please do not bring children or other accompanying persons into our center. If you yourself have signs or symptoms of a cold, sore throat, cough and/or fever, we moreover urgently ask you to not visit our center. We do realize that in these uncertain times, choices will not always be pleasant for you or for us, but we put your and our health first. Moreover, we have to follow and abide current legislation and regulations in Germany.
We are resuming treatments.
We greatly depend on our collegues in hospitals for your care in case of complications during your treatment, in which case one has to mind the capacity. With regard to patients who have been into contact with Corona-virus infected persons, the decision must be made to discontinue the ongoing stimulation or treatment, in orde to not expose our team and staff to increased risks. The decision can be made to stop performing embryotransfers, and to freeze and store your eggs and/or embryo´s. There are currently no indications of a different course with regard to the Corona virus (COVID-19) for pregnant women than for non-pregnant women. Research data of pregnant patients in the third trimester report mild, flu-like symptoms. Nevertheless, the virus could not be found in any of their newborns. However, pregnant women remain a risk group with regard to respiratory problems.
Effective immediately we have the possibility of planning intakes/consultations with Dr. Michael Scholtes, within and outside the regular office hours through videoconnection. Hence, you do not need to travel to our center. Appointments will be planned through our backoffice after consulting with Dr. Scholtes.
Dr. Scholtes is widely known, home and abroad, as an expert in the field of reproductive medicine, and we are very delighted to have the chance to continue the succesful cooperation!
The ´deutsche Gewebegesetz´ stipulates that only laboratories with a certification according to §20b AMG are allowed to analyse serological parameters (e.g. hepatitis B, C and HIV) in the context of fertility treatment (incl. IUI) and crypreservation of cells. The blood samples must be taken within three months prior to the first cell/tissue collection. With favorable results, the results are valid up to a maximum of 24 months, after which a new blood test is necessary (TPGGewV). Unfortunately, results from foreign (i.e. non-German) laboratories are not accepted according to German law, which means that in such cases a new blood test within Germany is required.
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Kinderwunschzentrum Heinsberger Höfe GbR
Drs. Willem-Jan S.S. Cuypers
Drs. Nerissa B.E. Cuypers
Fachärzte für Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe
Schwerpunkt gynäkologische Endokrinologie und Reproduktionsmedizin
Dr. Ralf Böhm