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After how long can someone who has been infected with Covid-19 get pregnant?

According to experts, if women want to get pregnant, women with Covid-19 should let the disease completely recover, the SARS-CoV-2 virus is no longer in the body.

At least 3 months after recovery is the “best” time to get pregnant

Talking to VietNamNet, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Ba Nha, Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bach Mai Hospital, advised that if you want to get pregnant, women with Covid-19 should let the disease be completely cured of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. no longer in the body. The reason is that the virus can affect young cells, reproductive cells.

Normally, after about 3 months, the body will produce new cells, new follicles. At this time, if pregnant, it will be safer for pregnant women. Thus, it is best for women who want to become pregnant to wait at least 3 months after being cured.

Assoc. Prof. Nha recommends that women who want to become pregnant or have the ability to become pregnant should not use antiviral drugs to treat Covid-19 without a doctor’s prescription because it may affect the reproductive and reproductive processes. baby. In case you have “missed” a dose, according to PGS, you should wait about 3 months after the last dose. This time, new cells and follicles have been born, safer during pregnancy.

However, PGS emphasized, young healthy women, without special underlying diseases, without a doctor’s prescription, should not use antiviral drugs.

Some people question whether or not they should be vaccinated against Covid-19 if they want to become pregnant. Assoc. If you have Covid-19. After the injection, you can also wait about 3 months to avoid all the negative effects of the vaccine on the reproductive cells (if any).

In fact, informed with VietNamNet earlier, a representative of the Intensive Care Unit, Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases, a last-line unit for Covid-19 treatment in the North said that about half of the patients treated at the Department are: Pregnant women, most of whom are not vaccinated. Doctors recommend that the protective benefits of the Covid-19 vaccine are relatively clear, while unvaccinated pregnant women face many risks of severe disease. Therefore, it is advisable to get vaccinated against Covid-19 when eligible.

After how long can someone who has been infected with Covid-19 get pregnant?
Newborns born at the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases

How long after a person infected with Covid-19 can be treated for infertility?

Many infertile couples also expressed concern and concern about whether Covid-19 infection will affect the examination and treatment of infertility and infertility and how long after recovering from the disease, they can be treated. by assisted reproductive techniques such as intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Responding to the above issue, Doctor Nguyen Thi Nha, Director of the Center for Reproductive Support, Hospital of Post and Telecommunications, according to recently published studies in the world since the outbreak appeared until now, has not There is sufficient scientific evidence that Covid-19 disease or the vaccine against Covid-19 affects human fertility.

“Current data show that men with Covid-19 in the short term have not yet affected sperm quantity and quality. For women, studies have shown that there is no increased rate of birth defects in mothers with Covid-19 during pregnancy. The possibility of a mother infecting her baby with SARS-CoV-2 during childbirth or in the last 3 months of pregnancy is also reported to be very unlikely,” said Dr. Nha.

According to the doctor, if the epidemiological safety factors are ensured, early examination and treatment will increase the chances of having a baby in most cases. “Age is inherently the “enemy” of infertile couples. As age increases, the chances of getting pregnant are decreasing,” emphasized Dr. Nha.

Accordingly, to ensure safety, couples should receive at least 2 doses of Covid-19 vaccine before taking measures to support reproduction (egg stimulation or embryo transfer) for about 1 month to ensure safety. This helps to optimize protection and limit the risk of infection during examination and treatment. During this period of 1 month, your body can produce enough antibodies against Covid-19 and avoid the complications of vaccination that coincides with the cycle of assisted reproductive treatment.

After how long can someone who has been infected with Covid-19 get pregnant?
Doctor Nguyen Thi Nha, Director of the Center for Reproductive Support, Post Hospital, and an infertile woman

If the patient has had enough Covid-19 vaccines (or not enough) but unfortunately becomes F0, the patient should rest and recuperate for at least 1 month after recovering from the disease. Then, on the second day of the wife’s menstrual period, the husband and wife can go to the doctor for specific advice and indications. The doctor will guide the process of monitoring and injecting eggs to start the assisted reproductive cycle with measures such as IVF or IUI.

If there are embryos stored at the hospital, the patient should rest and foster for at least 2 months after recovering from the disease, re-examination on the 2nd day when the wife sees the next month’s menstrual period to monitor the mucosa, transfer the embryos. .

“No matter what time of examination and treatment, the most important thing for couples to keep in mind is to follow the safety instructions of the Ministry of Health and the treating doctor, stay calm but not subjective to be able to take care of themselves. ensure two goals: safe disease prevention and effective medical examination and treatment”, Dr. Nha recommended.

Quynh Anh

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