June Grand Rounds: Reproductive Health Mindset During a Pandemic

Presented by: Amie Holmes, MD, OBGYN


What impact has, or could COVID-19 have, on your practice and patients?  What adjustments have you made in your practice and how has your life been impacted?



Learning Objectives:

1. Review current medical knowledge regarding the effects of COVID-19 on the reproductive system (including genitourinary symptoms, pregnancy outcome by gestational age at transmission and maternal-fetal transmission rates).

2. Discuss fertility patient mental health, adjustments in intention to conceive and menstrual cycle variation (largely related to stress) during the pandemic.

3. Explore the mental health, work and life adjustments of fertility medical professionals during the pandemic.

4. Review results from a survey of RRM professionals on how the pandemic has affected their practice and patients.

Grand rounds is held monthly for health care professionals as part of RRM's Educational Webinar Series. Presentations aim to improve the clinician's foundational knowledge as well as highlight and encourage research and new methods in the area of Restorative Reproductive Medicine. These sessions should enhance the efficiency, effectiveness and quality of healthcare delivery, and in turn lead to improved patient outcomes.



Amie Holmes, MD, OBGYN

Dr. Holmes is an Obstetrician and Gynecologist who completed a fellowship in Medical and Surgical NaProTechnology at the Pope Paul VI Institute and Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.

Originally from Torrance, California, Dr. Holmes completed a Bachelors of Science in Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics and a Minor in Spanish at the University of California Los Angeles. She then obtained a Medical Degree at the Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health. She completed residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at West Penn Allegheny Health System in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.

Dr. Holmes also worked in Urgent Care Medicine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Omaha, Nebraska and has international medical experience in Costa Rica and Cuba. In addition she is also a Health and Wellness Coach completing training through The Life Coach School and a Organic Conceptions program partner.

She resides with her husband, Dr. Jonathan Holmes (a general surgeon) and their six children in Fresno, California. They will be adding another baby to their family this March.

Dr. Holmes' practice is located in Clovis, California.


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