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Welcome to Fora Fertility!

We know that reproductive care is personal, and we are honored that you chose our team at Fora. As we work together, we want you to know that transparency and communication are important to us. We believe in modern technology and individualized care. As you get to know the team, you will see that Fora was created for you – a place as unique as you are, and we are here for you every step of the way. In order to become a patient, please follow the following instructions. We are looking forward to meeting you soon.  This is your forum.

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Please contact the office to schedule a new patient appointment. You can call complete the following form or call 512.956.5006

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new patient form

Before being seen as a new patient you must complete the following new patient forms. Please complete the form in its entirety and if you have a partner provide all adequate information. We will need you to complete the request of information form for all relevant health care providers (linked below). Your appointment will be scheduled once your new patient paperwork is complete and your applicable medical records have been received.

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testing patient form

Please note testing from should be completed if you have been referred by another doctor for testing only without consultation (semen analysis, ultrasound, or tubal evaluation). Your referring doctor will review the results with you.

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medical record release

To give you the best possible visit, Fora reviews all medical records prior to your consultation. Please complete and sign the following medical records release form by clicking the link and complete all information requested. Fora will request your records on your behalf.

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telemedicine

We currently use telemedicine for all consultations and follow up visits (any visit which does not involve an ultrasound, blood draw, or other procedure is virtual at this time). Please make sure you have a strong internet connection and you are using a computer (not cell phone) for your visit. If you have any difficulty getting onto your visit, please call the office for assistance (512) 956 5006

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patient portal

We use the Athena health portal for all communication. This is the preferred means of communication so we are all on the same page and communication can be tracked. At the current time, the portal is best accessed from a computer (not a phone). We place patient handouts and all in-cycle instructions and release all labs to the portal, please make sure you are able to log into the portal and know where to find any information.

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Our team at FORA has partnered with UCSF to provide the first data about COVID-19 infections during the critical first trimester of pregnancy and its impact on women’s health and that of their developing babies. Fora is proud to be on the Steering Committee and working to advance what we know about COVID-19 and early pregnancy. We believe that you shouldn’t have to put your dreams on hold to have a family due to this pandemic, but we want you to have all of the data possible. By enrolling in this observational study, we will all be able to learn more together. Fora is the only clinic in Austin on the Steering Committee and working towards helping us all learn more.

The first ten weeks of pregnancy are the most critical and most vulnerable for fetal development. This is the period when all of a baby’s organ systems form and the placenta - the crucial connection between mom and fetus - develops.
The lifelong health trajectory of a baby can be impacted during this time, yet there are NO data about the impact of COVID-19 infection during this critical period.

Given the potential dangers to mothers and unborn babies, we need answers now to be equipped to support and counsel women who have become pregnant or are planning to get pregnant during this global pandemic. There are also risks associated with NOT knowing if or how COVID-19 infection affects pregnant women, including anxiety or changes in behavior such as prolonged sheltering-in-place. Even if the COVID-19 virus has no effect on pregnant women or their babies, we must collect this data quickly to have an evidence-based approach to best inform and safeguard our patients, empowered by facts, not fear.

Solid epidemiologic data about the effects of prior viral epidemics on pregnancy (SARS, H1N1) is limited due to a lack of high-quality prospective studies that follow women from the earliest stages of pregnancy. Historically, the first trimester has been inaccessible to medical research because most women don’t arrive at their initial obstetrician appointment until close to the end of the first trimester - several weeks after the critical period of fetal development has closed.

Understanding if and how COVID-19 impacts pregnant women and their developing babies is essential. Everyone is a stakeholder – pregnant women, their unborn children and families, healthcare providers, and society at large. We are all in this together.

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