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Infertility Amid COVID-19: ‘Our Hopes Were Taken Away’

Jan. 24, 2022 -- Kim Tranell had egg retrieval, a key procedure in her fourth and final cycle of in vitro fertilization, on March 16, 2020 -- the day before the American Society for Reproductive Medicine suggested halting fertility treatments due to COVID-19. In the time between that procedure and the embryo transfer -- the final step of the process -- the rest of the cycle was postponed. Tranell and her husband had been trying for a baby since 2017. One miscarriage, countless doctor appointments, and $45,000 later,…