From: UMMC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Am I at more risk of contracting COVID-19 if I’m pregnant? Based on our current knowledge from recent experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, the answer is NO. Pregnancy does change your immune system making you...
Mississippi Reproductive Medicine (MRM) is closely monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19. We absolutely cannot be too cautious during this uncertain time. In order to protect our patients and our staff, MRM is making certain changes to our standard procedures...
As of March 17, 2020 Read these ASRM recommendations here. Along with others in the global community, reproductive medicine professionals and their patients are battling an unprecedented viral pandemic. The priority of the ASRM is to maximize the wellbeing of...
Clinical characteristics and intrauterine vertical transmission potential of COVID-19 infection in nine pregnant women: a retrospective review of medical records
With so many questions about COVID-19, we wanted to share this research. This is limited data, but reassuring. In this small study, there was no transmission of the COVID-19 from mom to baby. Read the full article here.
Safety and Practices at MRM
The safety and well-being of our patients and employees is a top priority for MRM. In accordance with CDC recommendations, MRM is following appropriate infection controls to prepare for and prevent the spread of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). These actions include:
- Hard surfaces are cleaned using disinfectant wipes with at least 70% alcohol, including, but not limited to examination tables, vital signs chair and ultrasound machines.
- Sterilization and cleaning of all medical instruments.
- Professional cleaning of all laundry that has been in contact with persons during clinic, including towels, gowns and sheets.
- Proper disposal of biohazard waste daily.
- Use of Personal Protective Equipment by all MRM staff who encounter patients while in clinic.
- Use of recommended hand hygiene, as well as cough etiquette, by all MRM staff before and after contact with patients.
- Strategic scheduling to avoid overcrowding of waiting areas.
- Strict “stay home” policy for employees with respiratory illness and/or fever.
Please also review information from the CDC about coronavirus to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases.