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Free Fertility Test in Trumbull, CT - December 4, 2014

  
  
  

Free CT Fertility Test in Trumbull, December 2014

free fertility testingOne of the advantages of having a multi-physician practice is how much more you get to see the actual doctors. With four offices and five doctors, you will be seeing a doctor every time for morning monitoring. Not to mention our wonderful PA, Diana D’Amelio. Having our five fertility doctors, Mark Leondires, Spencer Richlin, Joshua Hurwitz, Cynthia Murdock and Shaun Williams, also means that we can plan more events, free and open to the public.

 

We have an event coming up on December 4, 2014 that we would like you to share with your friends. Friends that may not have children yet. Maybe they are not even in committed relationships yet. Maybe they don’t even want to have children at all.

 

Having information allows all of us to make the most educated decisions that we can. Having a test that shows fertility potential offers a peek into the future. It let’s us know a little more about what to expect, when and if we do decide that we want children.

 

Waiting to build your family, to have children, until the time is right and the partner is in place is a thoughtful stance on an immensely important topic. We just want to make sure that you have all the information in place to make that decision in a comprehensive way.

 

We have the test. We’re offering it free and open to the public, no strings attached. Doctors and nurses who will share what the test is; what it can tell you and what it doesn’t tell you. It’s not dependent on when your period is, you can come regardless of whether you just had your period or are expecting it at any moment.

 

Information is powerful. Come and find out your fertility potential. Register here.


Free AMH Fertility Testing

Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm

 

Where

115 Technology Dr, Trumbull, CT 06611, USA

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Description

Fertility Testing - 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. (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. Light refreshments will be included.

 

Please RSVP - events@rmact.com with the subject "AMH 12/4"

 

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Infertility - Trick or Treat?

  
  
  

Fertility Events - Reminders

pumpkin for infertility trick or treatSingleMomstoBe Event this Sunday, a social gathering and educational event for Single Women Pursuing Parenthood (or seriously considering it), featuring RMACT’s Surgical Director, Dr. Spencer Richlin and Lisa Schuman, LCSW (RMACT’s Director of Mental Health Services).

 

Also this Sunday, discover your options this upcoming weekend at the 10th Annual NY Men Having Babies 2014 Surrogacy Seminar & Gay Parenting Expo. RMACT’s Medical Director, Dr. Mark Leondires will be attending, along with some of our GayParentstoBe team members. You can schedule a private consultation with Dr. Leondires.

 

One more minor housekeeping item - NO FERTILE YOGA TONIGHT IN BETHEL. Please check RMACT's calendar of events for the next several weeks for Fertile Yoga as some classes will not be meeting.

 

Onto the blog for today, here at PathtoFertility.

Halloween and Infertility - Trick or Treat?

It’s Friday.

 

It’s Halloween.

 

Traditionally a child-based holiday that involves tricks and treats.

 

There’s the kicker of infertility, fertility treatment and trying to conceive.

 

There’s sweetness in trying to have a baby. Anticipatory feelings of delight in seeing the line on the pregnancy test turn the right color, realizing that you are on your way to expanding your family, knowing the reaction of when you announce the news to your friends and family.

 

Maybe this is a moment you’ve waited for since you were very little or maybe it’s been a relatively new realization that you would like to become a parent. Either way, there is often giddiness, excitement and a touch or more of apprehension about the dramatic changes that will occur in your life.

 

But you’re ready. You want it. You arrange your life to accommodate this new, important life phase.

 

That’s the treat. When it happens easily, it’s a treat. You float on cloud nine. Or you’re sick as a dog. Either way, you are on your way.

 

And here’s the trick. Sometimes it does not work that way. Sometimes the anticipation turns scary, not even wanting to hope, for fear that the disappointment of not becoming pregnant, AGAIN, will flood your senses and emotions. Will devastate you, at least briefly.  

 

I’ve been experiencing a lot of treats and lot of tricks lately through the women that I get to know through Ladies Night In and Fertile Yoga. Through many of you, through this blog.

 

Many successful pregnancies and babies. Absolutely heartwarming and affirming to see pictures, get to visit and see families blooming. I can’t tell you how much it means to each of us here at RMACT to get the pictures of your babies when they are born and to be updated. We love it. I love it.

 

Tricks again though, are so very painful. There really needs to be a new word for infertility, pregnancy loss pain and ending fertility treatment. Painful just doesn’t cover it. While we are not personally experiencing it, we do feel it. We feel your pain. Your loss.

 

We grieve with you.

 

The trick of having the struggle of infertility, making the decision to seek help, go through fertility testing and treatment and not having it work is, as I said, beyond words. Some of us accept it as part of our lives and are able to treat it one day at a time, without being pulled into the tidal waves.

 

Sometimes, it’s just too much. Just one crushing disappointment too many.

 

How many people out there stop fertility treatment even if there is a possibility of being successful the next time? Through sheer exhaustion, physically, emotionally and even financially, there are those that say, “enough is enough”.

 

Is there a treat at the door closing and another opening? Is it donor egg/sperm? Is it surrogacy? Is it fostering a child? Adoption? Is it choosing childfree living?

 

Is there a treat simply for making a decision, even if it’s one that you in no way, ever wanted to make? Is that even a decision or just simply something you were forced into, had no choice at all about.

 

Today, whether you are enjoying the treats of fertility treatment or grieving the tricks, we are here for you. We care.

 

I care.

 

Please let us know how you are doing. We’re going to explore all those questions that I’ve asked, together. You are not alone in this. That, I promise. That, I can guarantee. That is one treat upon which you can depend.

 

 

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PCOS Parents Event - Special Team Effort to Help With Your Teenager

  
  
  

PCOS Help - Forum for Parents

pcos support ribbonCalling this one out to parents of daughters who are struggling with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). If your daughter is struggling, then chances are, you are too. If you’ve ever felt like you were stepping on eggshells with your daughter, not sure what to say, when to say it, how to say it, this is a place to find out from experts who have research, data and personal experience with PCOS patients to back up what they are sharing with you.


Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) keeps rolling them out. I know I’m patting us on the back. Sorry. Just loving the response from the doctors, all the way down, over and over again, to our communities' needs. Free support, information, education and even dinner. And yes, open to the public.


Come take part in the conversation with Dr. Joshua Hurwitz, Melissa Kelleher, LCSW, Diana D’Amelio, RPA-C, and Carolyn Gundell, MS, Nutritionist. RMACT’s PCOS team is here for you. Your daughter is not in this alone.


And neither are you. ~ Lisa Rosenthal

 

Details below:

PCOS Support Event - Parents Forum

Wed, November 12, 6:00pm – 7:30pm


Where

Reproductive Medicine Associates of CT - Norwalk, 10 Glover Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850, United States

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Description

My Daughter has PCOS: A discussion to help parents understand PCOS and how best to manage it while supporting their daughter. For parents or support persons of young adolescents/women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Panel will include Dr. Hurwitz, Melissa Kelleher, LCSW, Diana D'Amelio, RPA-C, and Carolyn Gundell, MS Nutritionist. Please RSVP to Chutchinson@rmact.com. Dinner is included.

 

 

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"Single Women Pursuing Parenthood" Event November 2- Norwalk, CT

  
  
  

 

This Sunday! Free event, open to the public for single women considering motherhood. Read below for all the details of this important event. Yes, free. Yes, open to the public. But, please RSVP as it is expected to be a very popular event. Quite a few RSVP's so far, hope you can join us. To read a personal account from Dr. Spencer Richlin, lead physician for SMTB (SingleMomstoBe) about why is spearheading this program, click here

Hope to see you on Sunday~ Lisa Rosenthal


Single Mothers by Choice, Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut to Co-Host “Single Women Pursuing Parenthood” Event

Single Women Interested in Parenthood Invited to Social Gathering, Discussion on November 2

 

Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT), Fairfield County’s largest fertility practice and egg donation center, and Single Mothers by Choice (SMC), a community and resource for single mothers, are co-hosting an event for single women who are considering becoming mothers. “Single Women Pursuing Parenthood” is a social gathering for single women to discuss the decisions, anxieties, excitement and opportunities of becoming a mother.

 

Single Women Pursuing Parenthood

 

What: Single Women Pursuing Parenthood

Where: Even Hotel, 426 Main Avenue, Norwalk, CT

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Date: Sunday, November 2, 2014

Cost: Free, but RSVP required (RSVP@rmact.com with “11/2 event” in subject line)

 

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet experts in single motherhood: Jane Mattes, LCSW and founder of SMC; Dr. Spencer Richlin, a partner at RMACT and lead physician for SingleMomsToBe.com; Lisa Schuman, LCSW at RMACT renown for her extensive work with patients and known in the infertility field for her clinical studies and awards. A light brunch will be served while these experts facilitate a discussion about single parenthood; possible topics include choosing a sperm donor, talking to friends, family and co-workers, creating a support system and how to share their stories with children.

 

“Women have more options than ever when it comes to how and when they want to start a family,” says Dr. Spencer Richlin, a board-certified endocrinologist at RMACT and lead physician for SingleMomsToBe.com. “When we started SingleMomsToBe.com, our goal was to give women more information and resources; events such as this are an extension of that goal with the added benefit of meeting other women considering single parenthood.”

 

About SingleMomsToBe.com

Single Moms To Be, in partnership with Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT), is a program created to provide support for single women through online resources and RMACT’s dedicated medical team, including lead physician Dr. Spencer Richlin, patient navigators, nurses and counselors. SingleMomsToBe.com provides information to single women who want to know more about the emotional and medical process of using assisted reproductive technologies (ART) to become a mom.

 

About Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT)

RMACT specializes in the treatment of infertility, including assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as intrauterine insemination (IUI), in-vitro fertilization (IVF), and Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening (CCS). RMACT, Fairfield County’s largest fertility clinic and egg donation center, is one of 11 leading In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) centers nationwide chosen by In Vitro Sciences to participate in its Centers of Excellence program. RMACT has offices in Norwalk, Danbury and Stamford, and affiliate New York fertility clinics serving Putnam and Dutchess counties. RMACT also offers infertility treatment financing and support services through RMACT Integrated Fertility & Wellness Center, such as nutrition counseling, massage therapy, psychological counseling, acupuncture and yoga.

 

The RMACT team of Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologists includes Drs. Mark P. Leondires, Spencer S. Richlin, Joshua M. Hurwitz, Cynthia M. Murdock and Shaun C. Williams. All physicians are members of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and the Fairfield County and Connecticut Medical Societies. RMACT’s IVF laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and CLIA; other accreditations include the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). For more information visit http://www.RMACT.com or find us on Facebook.

 

About Single Mothers by Choice (SMC)

Single Mothers by Choice (SMC) was founded in 1981 by Jane Mattes, L.C.S.W., a psychotherapist and single mother by choice. Thousands of single women, predominantly in their thirties and forties, have joined us since that time and remain with us as they strive to be the best parents they can be.

 

Whether you are just beginning to consider the possibility of becoming a single mother, are trying to adopt or conceive, or are already a single mother by choice, SMC can provide you with information, resources, and the opportunity to create a unique virtual and local support network of your peers.

 

Our primary purpose is to provide support and information to single women who are considering, or have chosen, single motherhood. Our members meet with one another all over the United States, and in Canada, Europe, and beyond. We network with each other and share information and resources about donor insemination, adoption, and parenting at local levels and/or through our lively online discussion forum and newsletters.

 

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Role Call - Egg Freezing, Personhood, SingleMomstoBe, Fertile Yoga

  
  
  

Egg Freezing News and More

RMACT logoIt’s been some week in the fertility treatment world. Below are just a few of the happenings that have gone on.  

 

Conversation about egg freezing, vitrification and the difference between the two, Katherine Scott, BA,MSc, RMACT’s IVF Laboratory Manager, weighed in on that one. So did Rachel Gurevich with a blog written just for us. If you missed it, please do read it, Rachel’s point of view about egg freezing is well worth the look. Amy Demma, Terri Davidson, Sharon LaMothe and Darlene Pinkerton also expressed their opinions, always appreciated. Who’s paying for what, why and why not were just a few of the questions asked about Facebook and Apple's new policies regarding fertility coverage. We were lucky enough to get lots of opinions and feedback.

Single Women Pursuing Parenthood

single moms to beWe were all supporting SingleMomstoBe and getting the word out there about a fabulous, free event, “Single Women Pursuing Parenthood,”  geared towards educating, supporting and networking for single women who are going ahead with creating their families. Starring RMACT’s own Surgical Director, Spencer Richlin, MD; Lisa Schuman, LCSW, RMACT’s Director of Mental Health Services will also be speaking as well as Jane Mattes, LCSW, Founder of Single Mothers By Choice. This event is free, but registration is required. To Register, please call Courtney at 203-750-7427 or email rsvp@rmact.com and enter "11/2 Event" in the subject line. Brunch will be served and the event will be hosted at the EVEN HOTEL NORWALK: 426 Main Avenue 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM. All are welcome in any stage of their parenting journey. Read here for Dr. Richlin’s blog about what is making this event so compelling to attend. And please share this on your Facebook page, in your Tweets, etc.

 

Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

 

As we move our way to the end of October, we had a personal account of a breast cancer awareness walk from one of our RMACT team members. She walked and we were moved. How lucky we are to have such passionate and committed people to work with. Is there anyone reading this who has not been personally affected by breast cancer?

 

Personhood in Legislation

 

A few more important things to consider. One, personhood is on the rise again. It’s hard for me to talk about without getting kind of loud and very upset. Resolve does a great job explaining what it’s about and why it’s important even if you don’t live in North Dakota or Colorado. Read here about personhood for more information. It matters. Whether you are in fertility treatment or you are remaining childfree by choice or you simply believe that people should be able to build their families, it matters.  We’ll talk about it more next week.

 

I realize that this barely scratches the surface of what’s going on in the fertility world this week. Those are some of the big things. Here are a few of the so called smaller things that felt pretty big to me as well.

 

Ladies Night In - Trumbull, CT

 

Ladies Night In - Trumbull. Big laughs. Lots of gratitude. Beautiful, honest, open women sharing hopes, dreams and disappointments. The genuine pleasure and excitement that greeted the announcement of a pregnancy. Discussing IVF and demystifying the process as well as taking the scare element out of it as only someone who’s been through it could do. An honor and privilege to be there with them.

 

Fertile Yoga - Norwalk, CT

 

Fertile Yoga tonight in Norwalk. One of the lovely students showed up with home baked cookies to share and a homemade stew just for me with ingredients specially picked out. As a thank you to her and  to the rest of the class, a guided meditation, a mantra and a new tool to help break them out of obsessive style thinking with regards to pregnancy and fertility treatment. There is something incredibly tender and loving about taking care of someone else. My thanks to my students who did that tonight for me. An unexpected delight.

 

Up for next week? Well, we will see. Meanwhile, there’s Fertile Yoga Friday night in Bethel at the beautiful Yogaspace from 6-7:15. Hope to see you there.

 

 

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Ladies Night In Fall Schedule - Free Peer Support Group

  
  
  

Ladies Night In Fall 2014

fall leaves and ladies night in scheduleCome and meet a dynamic 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.

Free Peer Support Group - Open to the public

Facilitated by Lisa Rosenthal & Carrie Van Steen


These are upcoming dates and locations for this free peer support group, which is open to the public:

 

Danbury, CT (6:00-7:30) 67 Sand Pit Rd

Tuesday Oct 7th

Tuesday Nov 11th

 

Norwalk, CT (7:00-8:30) 20 Glover Ave

Thursday Oct 16th

Thursday Nov 6th

 

Trumbull, CT (7:00-8:30) 115 Technology Drive

Wednesday Oct 22nd

Wednesday Nov 19th

 

To RSVP or for inquires please email Carrie at cvansteen@rmact.com. RMACT also offers a private Facebook page for our patients who can use support 24/7. Email Carrie for that information as well. Ladies Night In is free of charge and a light dinner is provided.  

 

 

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PCOS Women to Women-Free and Open to Public-Tomorrow Night

  
  
  

PCOS Support Event "Women to Women"

In the nearly five years that I have been writing and publishing the PathtoFertility blog, I have rarely (once or twice) ever repeated a blog in it's original form. Today is an exception. Tomorrow night's event on PCOS is so important and so potentially life changing that I am doing it. I'm reposting. If you have PCOS or suspect that you might, RSVP and join this group.

 

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common causes of infertility. It is also one of the most common, if not the most common, endocrine disorders for women. Given that it is so common and that some of the symptoms can be so very challenging to manage, why manage it alone? PCOS can cause symptoms that are embarassing, discouraging and health threatening. There are scientific, data and research driven ways for you to combat these symptoms successfully.


Our PCOS Women to Women Night is a great place to start. Find out what you can do to be proactive with your health and emotional well being. This evening is free and open to the public, but we do need you to RSVP. 


Do this for yourself. You deserve the help and support. ~ Lisa Rosenthal

PCOS Women to Women Night

An Interactive Group for Women with PCOS

 

PCOS Support RibbonYou are invited to chat, make new friends, get support, & Learn more about PCOS.  There will be a brief presentation followed by a light dinner and social time to connect with others with PCOS.

 

Topic: Stress and PCOS

  • How stress can affect PCOS
  • Share ways that you might self nurture and exhibit self compassion
  • Learn how practicing a mindful lifestyle can improve your quality of life

 

Where:

RMA CT Norwalk

10 Glover Avenue

Norwalk, CT 06850

 

When:

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

6:00pm-7:30pm

 

This group is free and open to the public.  A light dinner will be served.

 

RMACT presenters are:

Carolyn Gundell, MS, Nutritionist and Melissa Kelleher, LCSW, Mind Body Specialist


RSVP required: Please contact Carlene at 203-750-7491 or cstahlnecker@rmact.com


 

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CT Fertility Support - Summer Event Reminders

  
  
  

CT Fertility Support - Summer Event Reminders

In addition to the free fertility testing for teachers that Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) is offering this August, we have many fertility events to offer support, build community and share information. Please browse through the highlights below and check our full calendar of events for more options, including Feritle Yoga and Prenatal Yoga. Here are just a few summer reminders for our upcoming CT fertility support events:

Ladies Night In - Norwalk & Trumbull

General Peer Support Group with Lisa & Carrie


ladies night inCome and meet a terrific group of women that gather monthly 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.


Norwalk (7:00-8:30) 20 Glover Ave, RMACT Norwalk Finance

Thursday July 17th
Thursday August 14th



Trumbull (7:00-8:30) 115 Technology Drive

Wednesday July 24th
Thursday August 20th



This group is free of charge and a light dinner is provided.

To RSVP or for inquires please email Carrie at cvansteen@rmact.com

 

Drop-In Weekly Support Group for Patients

drop-in support groupPlease feel free to join this free, drop-in support group in Norwalk, Mondays 8:00 am-9:00am.



Lisa Schuman, LCSW will be available and will be leading this group in the Learning Center at RMACT’s Norwalk office during morning monitoring:

 

From 8:00 am-9:00 am; For RMACT patients only.

Any questions please contact Justine Sekelsky 203-750-7484

 

Third Party Reproduction: A Drop-In Support Group

This new group started at the beginning of August and is now offered the first Tuesday of each month from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM


Norwalk Location: 10 Glover Avenue

Facilitated by Lisa Schuman, LCSW

This group is free of charge and welcomes patients in all stages of the process – from thinking about moving forward using an egg and/or sperm donor to choosing a donor to beginning your cycle and finally, to parenting.


For more information or if you have a question contact Justine at 203-750-7407

This group is open to the public.

 

 

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CT Fertility Events - Summer Resources

  
  
  

CT Fertility Events this Summer: An Overview of Resources

RMACT logo for fertility eventsThere are many CT fertility events this summer, thanks to the amazing team at RMACT. Many of these events are open to the public and free of charge. Please feel free to contact us with questions and to pass the information along to anyone who may be interested. We are here to help.

Fertility Testing for Teachers: Find Out Your Family Building Potential

If you are a teacher and would like to know more about your fertility and your family building potential, come on in and have a simple blood test done. The free test is offered at the four convenient locations: Norwalk, Stamford, Danbury and Trumbull. 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.

 

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. Please share this information with your friends and professional colleagues. All teachers are welcome.

Drop-In Weekly Support Group

New for RMACT patients: Please stop by and join this free, drop-in support group in Norwalk, CT, held Mondays 8:00 a.m.  to 9:00 a.m. Lisa Schuman, LCSW, will be available and will be leading this group in the Learning Center at RMACT’s Norwalk office during morning monitoring.

 

Our newest team member Lisa Schuman, LCSW, is a psychotherapist who has been counseling individuals, couples and groups on a variety of issues and has specialized in reproductive medicine for over a decade. Ms. Schuman helps individuals through family building processes such as IUI and IVF, ovum and sperm donation, perinatal loss, single parent issues, gay and lesbian issues, oocyte cryopreservation, surrogacy and adoption.

Ladies Night In: Trumbull, CT and Norwalk, CT

Ladies Night In is a general peer support group facilitated by Lisa & Carrie. Come 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 meets from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and upcoming meetings will be held in Trumbull, CT (115 Technology Drive) on July 23rd and August 20th and in Norwalk, CT (20 Glover Avenue, RMACT Finance Dept.) on July 17th and August 14th. This group is free of charge and a light dinner is provided. To RSVP or for inquiries, please email Carrie at cvansteen@rmact.com.

Fertile Yoga in Bethel, Norwalk and Trumbull

Fertile Yoga is free. Classes will be on-going; come every week or once in a while, whichever suits you. Come alone or bring your spouse, partner, friend or family member.
Yoga, meditation and deep relaxation can help men and women experiencing the challenges of infertility. Fertile Yoga helps couples relax and relaxation can help one make more satisfying decisions, communicate more clearly with their doctor, and sustain treatment with a more positive perspective.

What you need:

  • Comfortable, loose fitting clothing
  • a yoga mat
  • bottle of water
  • two pillows (optional).

Please avoid eating one hour before class.

- See more at: http://www.rmact.com/event/fertile-yoga-norwalk-53/#sthash.dioDs673.dpuf

 Trumbull (7:00-8:30)

115 Technology Drive RMACT Office

Wednesday May 21st
Wednesday June 18th
Wednesday July 23rd
Wednesday August 20th

This group is free of charge and a light dinner is provided.

To RSVP or for inquires please email Carrie at cvansteen@rmact.com

- See more at: http://www.rmact.com/event/ladies-night-in-trumbull-8/#sthash.Z5qaxcIa.dpuf

 Trumbull (7:00-8:30)

115 Technology Drive RMACT Office

Wednesday May 21st
Wednesday June 18th
Wednesday July 23rd
Wednesday August 20th

This group is free of charge and a light dinner is provided.

To RSVP or for inquires please email Carrie at cvansteen@rmact.com

- See more at: http://www.rmact.com/event/ladies-night-in-trumbull-8/#sthash.Z5qaxcIa.dpuf

 Trumbull (7:00-8:30)

115 Technology Drive RMACT Office

Wednesday May 21st
Wednesday June 18th
Wednesday July 23rd
Wednesday August 20th

- See more at: http://www.rmact.com/event/ladies-night-in-trumbull-8/#sthash.Z5qaxcIa.dpuf

This group is free of charge and a light dinner is provided.

To RSVP or for inquires please email Carrie at cvansteen@rmact.com

- See more at: http://www.rmact.com/event/ladies-night-in-trumbull-8/#sthash.Z5qaxcIa.dpuf

Fertile Yoga classes will be on-going; come every week or once in a while, whichever suits you. Come alone or bring your spouse, partner, friend or family member.
 Yoga, meditation and deep relaxation can help men and women experiencing the challenges of infertility. Fertile Yoga helps couples relax and relaxation can help one make more satisfying decisions, communicate more clearly with their doctor, and sustain treatment with a more positive perspective.


What you need:
    •    Comfortable, loose fitting clothing
    •    a yoga mat
    •    bottle of water
    •    two pillows (optional)


Please avoid eating one hour before class. This summer Lisa Rosenthal will teach classes in Bethel, Norwalk and Trumbull locations. Please visit our calendar of events for specific dates and more details.

Prenatal Yoga

This pre-natal yoga class was created especially for women who have been through fertility treatment. Class is designed around the special physical and emotional needs former fertility patients may have. Any woman, at any stage of pregnancy, is welcome to attend class (with doctor’s approval). We will explore how the body changes through the different stages of pregnancy and learn how to continue to feel healthy and strong until labor and birth. Class will be a combination of relaxation, movement and meditation. Come join us on the next step of your fertility journey.

Thursday July 31st- 7:15 PM- 8:15 PM

20 Glover Avenue (right next door to our main office in Norwalk)
7:15 PM- 8:15 PM

- See more at: http://www.rmact.com/event/prenatal-yoga-norwalk-25/#sthash.wiVc2m8i.dpuf

This pre-natal yoga class was created especially for women who have been through fertility treatment. Class is designed around the special physical and emotional needs former fertility patients may have. Any woman, at any stage of pregnancy, is welcome to attend Prenatal Yoga class (with doctor’s approval). We will explore how the body changes through the different stages of pregnancy and learn how to continue to feel healthy and strong until labor and birth. Class will be a combination of relaxation, movement and meditation.

 

Come join us on the next step of your fertility journey. The next class will be held on Thursday, July 24th from 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at 20 Glover Avenue (right next door to our main office in Norwalk)
. The cost is $40 for four classes (do not need to be consecutive sessions) or $10 per class. Email fertileyoga@gmail.com with questions or to RSVP.

$40 for four classes (do not need to be consecutive sessions) or $10 per class - See more at: http://www.rmact.com/event/prenatal-yoga-norwalk-25/#sthash.wiVc2m8i.dp

 

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CT Fertility Events and Resources Update

  
  
  

CT Fertility Events and Resources

There are many CT fertility events happening this month as well as ongoing resources at RMACT, including acupuncture, nutrition and support services. I hope to see you at Ladies Night In or Fertile Yoga and that you will take advantage of the other great resources that are offered. Let us know if you have any questions.

Ladies Night In

ladies night in   tulipsGeneral Peer Support Group with Lisa & Carrie

Come and meet a terrific group of women that gather monthly 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.

Norwalk (7:00-8:30) 20 Glover Ave RMACT Norwalk Finance

Thursday May 15th
Thursday June 12th
Thursday July 17th
Thursday August 14th

Trumbull (7:00-8:30) 115 Technology Drive

Wednesday May 21st
Wednesday June 18th
Wednesday July 24th
Thursday August 20th

This group is free of charge and a light dinner is provided.

To RSVP or for inquires please email Carrie at cvansteen@rmact.com

 

Fertile Yoga

Fertile Yoga Norwalk CT 150x150Thursdays, 5:45-7:00 pm, in our Norwalk Finance Office

RMACT, 20 Glover Ave, Norwalk, CT

May 15,22,29

June 5, 12 19, 26

 

Please check PathtoFertility.com before coming to class in case of any cancellation.


Fertile Yoga is free. Classes will be on-going; come every week or once in a while, whichever suits you. Come alone or bring your spouse, partner, friend or family member.
Yoga, meditation and deep relaxation can help men and women experiencing the challenges of infertility. Fertile Yoga helps couples relax and relaxation can help one make more satisfying decisions, communicate more clearly with their doctor, and sustain treatment with a more positive perspective.


What you need:

Comfortable, loose fitting clothing
a yoga mat
bottle of water
two pillows (optional)


Please avoid eating one hour before class.

Fertile Yoga was created and is taught by Lisa Rosenthal RYT-200 (Registered Yoga Teacher). Lisa is a former fertility patient, who has been working for over 2o years as a national patient advocate for couples going through infertility. Lisa is uniquely qualified to understand the specific stresses and challenges that couples trying to conceive encounter. Fertile Yoga is designed with different diagnoses and treatment plans in mind. It is a gentle, restorative class that includes meditation.

Acupuncture for Fertility

As part of its Integrated Fertility and Wellness Program, RMACT offers the services of two experienced acupuncturists, both of whom trained in China and have practiced extensively in the United States. We offer both traditional and laser acupuncture for fertility treatment.

 

Acupuncture, which can be incorporated into a patient’s infertility treatment plan, has been shown to have physical and emotional benefits. It can help regulate menstrual cycles, improve blood flow to the pelvic area and uterine lining, and reduce stress and anxiety issues such as insomnia, headaches and constipation. For some patients, acupuncture is a new experience while others have found it helpful for other unrelated conditions.

Fertility Nutrition

The fertility nutrition program offers individual consultations that provide education and strategies on how to optimize health for conception and pregnancy, using foods to improve fertility. Our fertility nutritionist Carolyn Gundell, MS has a special interest in helping women with conditions that affect fertility – from insulin resistance, hyperlipidemia, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) to celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, underweight and overweight concerns – and harnessing the power of nutrition education to optimize health.

Infertility Support Through Counseling

Trained professional counselors understand the emotional complexities and challenges of fertility treatment and related issues. They can provide counseling on an individual or couples basis, depending on your specific issues and areas of concern. Often this is done when couples or individuals are at critical decision points in their treatment, such as whether or not to try IVF, use an egg donor, give up treatment, or pursue adoption. Please let us know if we can provide more information.

 

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