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Jan 1, 2021

Starting a fertility treatment during a national lockdown

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Considering fertility treatment can be daunting at the best of times, not least in the middle of a global pandemic when a national lockdown has been introduced by the Government.

For those who are trying to conceive, we know this is an incredibly difficult and anxious time. However, it is still possible to start or continue your parenthood journey. How? Below are some helpful tips for those who are looking to start a fertility journey during a national lockdown.

Lifestyle changes

Your fertility can be impacted by your lifestyle, and so there are some small changes that you could make to help make a big difference to your fertility. Some changes to your daily routine that could aid your fertility include:

  • Maintaining a healthy and balanced diet

  • Exercising regularly to maintain a healthy weight

  • Taking a ‘well woman’ supplement

  • Taking vitamin D

  • Reducing your alcohol consumption

  • Stop smoking

  • Sleeping well

  • Managing and reducing your stress

  • Not taking recreational drugs

Read our 9 Lifestyle Factors That Affect Fertility’ blog to find out more about how your lifestyle could be affecting your fertility.

Attend virtual patient information evenings and tours

The best way to learn about a fertility clinic and fertility treatments is to attend an information evening. These are still happening, just virtually. These information evenings allow you the opportunity to meet clinic staff, tour the facilities and learn about specific treatments. There is always the opportunity to ask questions as well, so there is no need to feel alone. Each of our TFP fertility clinics offers these on a regular basis, so why not sign up to your local clinic's open evenings?

Take control

Taking just one of the steps above will help you to start your fertility journey and help you on your journey to becoming a parent.

If you have any questions, please do get in touch with us. Our team are here to help you through this difficult time.

About TFP

At TFP, we offer all our patients the care, understanding and expertise that help to bring dreams to life. We’re passionate about what we do, which reflects our commitment to creating lives and changing lives. It’s a commitment that exists in all our fertility clinics – across the UK, Netherlands and Poland.

TFP fertility clinics

Our fertility clinics remain open, fully operational and treatments are continuing as usual with all existing COVID-19 safety measures in place.

Under Government guidelines, you are able to book and leave home to attend a medical appointment. Your safety, as well as the safety of our staff, is paramount, and so where possible, consultations and appointments will be held remotely, and social distancing measures are in place in our clinics. For more information about our existing corona safety measures, please read our COVID-19 and fertility treatment updates.

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