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Lisa Rosenthal has over twenty-five years of experience in the fertility field, including her current roles as Coordinator of Professional and Patient Communications for RMACT and teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a class designed to support, comfort and enhance men and women's sense of self. Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association, where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director

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Free Fertility Testing for All Teachers: Find Out Your Family Building Potential

  
  
  

Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) appreciates the teachers in our community. Instead of just words, we're putting our money, time and effort into helping support them. If you are a teacher and would like to know more about your fertility and your family building potential, come on in and have this simple blood test done. Please share this information with your friends and professional colleagues. All teachers are welcome.

For free. Our treat. And pleasure.~Lisa Rosenthal

Free Fertility Testing for Teachers in July and AugustFree Fertility Testing for Teachers

 

Giving Back to Those Who Teach Our Families.

Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) is pleased to offer free AMH testing for teachers during the month of July.

The free test is offered at the four convenient locations– NorwalkStamfordDanbury, and Trumbull.


What is an AMH Test?

A blood test is now able to tell women, more easily than ever before, about their potential to become pregnant. This blood test, known as Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH), is used to measure ovarian reserve, the quality and quantity of your eggs. This result helps doctors determine your chances of becoming pregnant now and in the future.

When Can I Get Tested?

You can take the test while on the birth control pill or at any time during your menstrual cycle.

Just fill out this form and come to any one of our Connecticut locations Mondays through Fridays between the hours of 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM or 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM to have your blood drawn.

You will be asked to complete a lab requisition form and consent once you arrive in our office.  One of RMACT’s nurses will call you with your results in 10-14 business days.

Get the information you need to plan for your future family. Must present valid teacher ID to receive free fertility test. This offer ends on July, 31, 2014.

 

Learn more about this offer here.

Free CT Fertility Testing - Why Share This? RMACT in Danbury, June 5

  
  
  

Free CT Fertility Testing - Why Share?

CT fertility testing AMHBe a fertility advocate. RMACT is conducting a free fertility testing in Danbury, CT on June 5, 2014. Read more for details.

 

Tell your friends who don’t have children yet to get tested. There’s a very simple, non-invasive blood test that looks at a woman’s AMH level. AMH, Anti-Mullerian hormone, can be evaluated at any time during a woman’s reproductive cycle. She can be on birth control pills or not. She can be taking other medications and it will not affect her receiving an accurate outcome. Testing AMH is one of, if not, the best predictor for what that woman’s fertility potential is.

 

Does this sound pretty powerful? Well, it is. Should every woman age 18 and up be tested? In my opinion? Yes. Does that sound drastic and too far reaching? Maybe it sounds that way.

 

To me, it sounds like keeping an eye on your fertility so that you don’t realize too late that your options are much more limited or will take a lot of medical intervention to have a baby. To me? It sounds like checking your oil in your car. Or having any other part of a regular physical exam.

 

Given how early our fertility takes a precipitous drop, yes, I would want every woman over the age of 18 to have her AMH tested as regularly as she gets a pap smear done. It’s heartbreaking to be that woman who has to face that she has missed the opportunity to have a child, or that the only way that she will be able to is with fertility treatment (which she may or may not be medically insured for).

Be A Fertility Advocate

This blog isn’t about convincing you to have your AMH level checked. After all, I started off with the words, “be a fertility advocate”.

 

What I’m asking you to do is spread the word. Tell your friends. Tell your colleagues. Share this blog on FB. Tweet the information. Share it in all the ways that you would share anything else that you felt was important to get out there.

 

And please understand. I am not suggesting that women have their children before they are ready. That is not the point. The point is education. Knowing that it’s relatively safe to defer baby making for your career, or that it’s taking a risk. Being educated is empowering. You may not like what you hear about your AMH level or it may be tremendously reassuring. Either way, it ceases to be a mystery.

 

Know what you can about your own fertility so that you can make educated choices about having your children.

 

Perhaps that way, you won’t face the heartbreak that I see when it’s no longer a possibility.

 

Share this. Empower other women to understand their choices. 

 

How AMH Testing Can Indicate Reproductive Health

 

At this free seminar, fertility testing is now available from RMA of Connecticut! There will be a brief presentation and a blood test. (You can take the test while on the birth control pill or at any time during your menstrual cycle.)

 

Our doctors and nurses will be present to discuss how AMH testing can indicate reproductive health. Participants will receive a call from an RMACT clinical staff member with test results within 10 business days.

 

Registration is Recommended. Please join us! Get the information you need to plan for your future family.
 

AMH Event Button June 20141Date: Thursday June 5, 2014

 

Time: 6:00 PM

 

Location:
67 Sand Pit Road,
Suite 300
Danbury, CT 06810

 

Light refreshments will be included.

 

 

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Are You Fertile? Come Find Out - Free Fertility Testing in Danbury CT

  
  
  

Fertility Testing Seminar | Free Fertility AMH Test

A blood test is now able to tell women, more easily than ever before, about their potential to become pregnant. This blood test, known as Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH), helps doctors determine your chances of becoming pregnant now and in the future. What is Your Ovarian Reserve?

 

June 5 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Sign Up for the AMH Event

FREE Fertility Testing Seminar

FREE fertility testing is now available from RMA of Connecticut! There will be a brief presentation and a blood test. (You can take the test while on the birth control pill or at any time during your menstrual cycle.)

 

Our doctors and nurses will be present to discuss how AMH testing can indicate reproductive health. Participants will receive a call from an RMACT clinical staff member with test results within 10 business days.

 

Registration is Recommended. Please join us! Get the information you need to plan for your future family.

 

 

Date: Thursday June 5, 2014

 

Time: 6:00 PM

 

Location: 67 Sand Pit Road, Suite 300, Danbury, CT 06810

 

 

Light refreshments will be included.

 

 

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Free Fertility Testing at RMACT Stamford Office on Thursday, April 10

  
  
  

Free CT Fertility Testing at RMA Stamford

Ever wonder how fertile you are? Ever worry about how you may not be as fertile as you would like to be? Even if you’re not interested in having babies yet, you may want to know that you can when you want to. A simple blood test can give you a lot of information that you don’t currently have.

 

This week, at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT), we are offering this test in our Stamford office for free. We want you to know what your fertility possibilities are so that you can include that information in your life planning.

 

The testing is free. What do you have to lose? Perhaps feelings of stress or worry about waiting to plan your family.

 

Please register for this event now.

 

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Fertility Seminar and Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) Test

A blood test is now able to tell women, more easily than ever before, about their potential to become pregnant. This blood test, known as Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH), helps doctors determine your chances of becoming pregnant now and in the future.What is Your Ovarian Reserve?

 

FREE testing is now available from RMA of Connecticut! There will be a brief presentation and a blood test. (You can take the test while on the birth control pill or at any time during your menstrual cycle.)

 

Our doctors and nurses will be present to discuss how AMH testing can indicate reproductive health. Participants will receive a call from an RMACT clinical staff member with test results within 10 business days.

 

Please join us! Registration is recommended. Get the information you need to plan for your future family.

 

Date: Thursday April 10, 2014

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: 1290 Summer Street, Suite 3200, Stamford, CT 06950


Light refreshments will be included.

 

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CT Fertility Events Update - April 2014

  
  
  

CT Fertility Events Update for April 2014

ct fertility events at RMACTThere are many CT fertility events happening at our various locations as well as with community partners this month. We hope you will join us and/or pass along the information to anyone who may be interested. Many events are free and open to the public. Please see the highlights below and let us know of any questions. Happy Spring!

 

Getting Started: A lunch & learn on LGBTQ Family Planning

 

April 5, 2014 ~ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Triangle Community Center

LGBTQ family planning eventOn April 5, 2014, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the Triangle Community Center (TCC) of Fairfield County, CT and GayParentsToBe will host “Getting Started: A Lunch & Learn on LGBTQ Family Planning.” During the event, a panel of experts will discuss family building in the LGBTQ community. The event will include a light lunch and is being held at TCC’s new location at 618 West Avenue in Norwalk.


The panel of experts is comprised of Mark Leondires, MD, Medical Director for Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) and GayParentsToBe; Lisa Tuttle, PhD, who specializes in third-party assisted reproduction at RMACT; and Elizabeth Swire Falker, Esq., who is a prominent lawyer specializing in third-party assisted reproduction. The panel will take questions from the attendees and will explore many facets of surrogacy, including medical (in vitro fertilization or IVF), psychological (emotional impact of choosing an egg donor, gestational carrier) and legal (importance of using an attorney).


Ladies Night In: Danbury, Norwalk and Trumbull

 

Early Spring 2014 General Peer Support Group with Lisa & Carrie 


April 8, 2014 ~ RMA CT Danbury, 67 Sand Pit Road, Suite 300, Danbury, CT 06810 (6-7:30 PM)

April 17, 2014 ~ RMA CT Norwalk (Finance), 20 Glover Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850 (7-8:30 PM)

April 23, 2014 ~ RMA CT Trumbull, 115 Technology Drive Suite C200, Trumbull, CT 06611 (7-8:30 PM)

 

ladies night inCome and meet a terrific group of women that gather monthly at Ladies Night In to share their stories, feelings, questions and laughs. Experience the relief of talking with other women who understand what you are going through. Build friendships with women who will be by your side throughout your family-building journey.

 

This group is free of charge and a light dinner is provided. If you have any questions, contact your patient coordinator or email Carrie at cvansteen@rmact.com. RSVP is greatly appreciated to Carrie.

 

Fertility Testing Seminar | FREE Fertility AMH Test

 

April 10 2014 ~ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM ~ RMA Stamford Office, 1290 Summer Street, Stamford, CT 06950

 

A blood test is now able to tell women, more easily than ever before, about their potential to become pregnant. This blood test, known as Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH), helps doctors determine your chances of becoming pregnant now and in the future.What is Your Ovarian Reserve? FREE Fertility Testing Seminar FREE testing is now available from RMA of Connecticut! There will be a brief presentation and a blood test.

 

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Fertility Testing Seminar and Free Fertility AMH Test

  
  
  

Fertility Testing Seminar

Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) - ovarian reserveA blood test is now able to tell women, more easily than ever before, about their potential to become pregnant. This blood test, known as Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH), helps doctors determine your chances of becoming pregnant now and in the future.

 

What is Your Ovarian Reserve? Come find out.

Free Fertility AMH Test

FREE testing is now available from RMA of Connecticut! There will be a brief presentation and a blood test. (You can take the test while on the birth control pill or at any time during your menstrual cycle.) Our doctors and nurses will be present to discuss how AMH testing can indicate reproductive health. Participants will receive a call from an RMACT clinical staff member with test results within 10 business days.

 

Registration is Recommended. Please join us! Get the information you need to plan for your future family.

 

Date: Thursday April 10, 2014

 

Time: 6:00 PM

 

Location: 1290 Summer Street, Suite 3200 Stamford, CT 06950

 

Light refreshments will be included.

 

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Fertility Testing - Anti-Mullerian Hormone Explained

  
  
  

Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) and Fertility Testing Explained

Fertility testing has changed. It's gotten more sensitive and more predictive, especially with the use of Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) fertility testing. While day three Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) testing is still being done and will continue to be done, it's starting to take a back seat to AMH.

Reproductive Medicine Associates of CT Fertility Doctors

 


Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) offered an evening last fall, testing for AMH, free of charge. This event was open to the public and was very well attended by women who were just wondering how they were faring in terms of their own fertility and ovarian reserve.

 

 

Look for the date this spring when we offer another Fertility Testing Seminar, checking AMH levels, free of charge. Having this information allows you to be more informed and educated in making your plans about creating your family.

~Lisa 

 

Further Understanding AMH Testing 

Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) is also known as Mullerian Inhibiting Substance (MIS). It is a hormone secreted by the small follicles in a woman’s ovaries. AMH has emerged as a new way to measure ovarian reserve that is becoming more commonly tested. Ovarian reserve is a concept that means how many eggs with what quality are still available in the ovary to try to conceive a baby. Basically, it measures “how much gas is left in the tank?”

 

 

There are other ways of measuring ovarian reserve - such as age, cycle day 3 FSH levels, basal antral follicle counts and seeing how well the ovaries respond to fertility medications. All of these are useful tests that help your physician evaluate and counsel you and your husband regarding your treatment options. AMH is emerging as a very important tool that has advantages over the other tests such as it can be measured at any point of the menstrual cycle (not just on day #3 of your period like FSH) and does not require a sonogram (like basal antral follicle count).

 

 

While no single test is perfect, nor cannot it predict with 100% accuracy what is going on in your body, AMH is emerging as a very useful tool for your reproductive endocrinologist to help guide your choices about fertility treatments and pregnancy rates.

 

 

Please note that having a low AMH does not mean that you will not become pregnant. It is an indicator that you may want to try sooner rather than later. And of course a conversation with your health care professional is the best way to understand any test result.

 

 

The better educated that you are, the less of a possibility that you will find answers later than you would have liked.

~Lisa

 

 

 

 

 


Know Your Fertility Age - Free Fertility Testing (AMH) | Oct.11, 2012

  
  
  

FREE Fertility Testing Seminar - Join Us and Tell Others

Free Fertility TestingA blood test is now able to tell women, more easily than ever before, about their potential to become pregnant. This blood test, known as Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH), helps doctors determine your chances of becoming pregnant now and in the future. What is Your Ovarian Reserve?

 

FREE testing is now available from RMA of Connecticut! Join us for free fertility testing on October 11th at 6:00 PM for a brief presentation and a blood test. (You can take the test while on the birth control pill or at any time during your menstrual cycle.) 

 

Our fertility doctors and nurses will be present to discuss how AMH testing can indicate reproductive health. Participants will receive a call from an RMACT clinical staff member with test results within 10 business days. 

 

Please join us! Get the information you need to plan for your future family. 

 

Seminars & Testing will be held at 2 convenient locations: 

 

Stamford Fertility Center, 10/11 at 6:00 PM

Reproductive Medicine Associates of CT

1290 Summer Street, Suite 3200

Stamford, CT 06905 

 

Danbury Fertility Center, 10/11 at 6:00 PM

Reproductive Medicine Associates of CT

67 Sand Pit Road, Suite 300

Danbury, CT 06810 

 

Please contact us with any questions.

 

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