OC Fertility continues its commitment to Building Families, Together amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Moayeri and Dr. Sachdev are continually reviewing and updating our policies to maintain the safest possible environment.
Wherever possible, we conduct visits remotely, using our private and secure telehealth platform.
Based on your needs after the consult, we provide in-person services, such as ultrasounds, by appointment.
If you have been exposed to COVID-19, or are experiencing respiratory symptoms or fever, please contact us before visiting our office.
When you contact us, please advise us if you have been fully vaccinated.
In-Person Visit Policy
You may bring one adult with you to your in-person visits. Whomever you bring is subject to the same health and safety precautions outlined below. Please note that in order to be sensitive to patients experiencing trauma due to infertility, children cannot accompany you to appointments. Please contact us at any time if you have questions about this.
We will check your temperature and ask you to complete a mandatory COVID-19 risk screening questionnaire before every appointment.
We will ask you to email us a photo of the front and back of both your ID and healthcare cards before or at the time of your first appointment.
You must wear a mask at all times.
We enforce social distancing of 6 feet between individuals.
We are doing additional cleaning between patients.
If you're undergoing IVF, egg freezing, embryo banking or Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET), we will perform a COVID-19 test in the middle of the treatment cycle.
Ongoing Treatment Policy
Treatment cycle cancellations may occur if you become ill, show symptoms consistent with COVID-19, have a fever, test positive for COVID-19, or we encounter regulations recommended by agencies that are beyond our control.
If you are concerned about risks of cancellation during your ovarian stimulation or FET cycle, we encourage you to proceed with COVID-19 testing prior to initiating treatment.
If you are exposed to COVID-19, have a positive test or symptoms, we are required to halt treatment of any kind until the appropriate quarantine requirements are met:
Fully vaccinated individuals do not need to quarantine after exposure if they are asymptomatic. However, vaccinated individuals with an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 are not required to quarantine if you meet all of the following criteria:
You are fully vaccinated (i.e., More than two weeks following receipt of the second dose in a two-dose series, or more than two weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine)
Are within three months following receipt of the last dose in the series, and
Have remained asymptomatic since the current COVID-19 exposure
We recognize that testing alone is not the most accurate way of preventing exposure of COVID-19, thus we ask that you, and anyone in your household, diligently:
Wash your hands
Maintain a 6 feet of distance from others
Avoid large gatherings
If you travel on any form of public transport, including airplanes, our practice follows the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recommendations, which may be found here.
If you are pregnant, our general recommendation is to avoid travel entirely during the first trimester (12 weeks). If you have a specific question, please disucss with your physician.
At this time, OC Fertility advises patients to take the COVID-19 PCR test ("swab" test) and NOT the blood/serum antibody test or rapid antigen swab.
For those interested in vaccination programs, please watch the video below for the latest guidance or speak with your physician directly.
Support Resources and Services
In addition to OC Fertility and your primary care doctor, the following are reliable and accurate sources of information:
If you don’t ovulate, you can’t get pregnant. Even if you do ovulate, ovulating more eggs increases your chances of pregnancy. How do you encourage multiple eggs in your ovaries to mature during the same menstrual cycle and move into the fallopian tubes...
As fertility specialists, we treat all aspects of infertility including male infertility. However, in many cases, this requires us to work in conjunction with another medical specialist who has a different medical skill set to ours—a urologist.
Normally, a woman’s body matures and releases just one egg per month, a process known as ovulation. However, not all women ovulate every month. If you want to become pregnant, here’s what you need to know about ovulation.
As we gear up to celebrate the fathers, grandfathers and uncles in our lives this weekend—lets truly show our appreciation for them by encouraging them to make their annual physicals and maintaining a healthy lifestyle with diet and exercise.
We’re proud to support the LGBTQ+ community, not only by providing a safe place to discuss family building goals, but also as a supporter of our local LGBTQ+ Center of OC in their endeavors to support the people of Orange County!
You may never have considered going through in vitro fertilization (IVF). In fact, you may not have even realized that it could be — or might need to be — an option for you. But IVF could be the solution for the family you desire.