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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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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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Women's Health - Stamford Hospital Fairfield County Women's Expo

  
  
  

Stamford Hospital Fairfield County Women's Expo

The Stamford Hospital Fairfield County Women's Expo is coming up April 26 - 27, 2014 at the Stamford Plaza Hotel in Stamford, CT. This fifth annual event will feature free health screenings by Stamford Hospital staff as well as 250 unique vendors, prize giveaways, pet adoption and a whole lot more. Even celebrities from "Dancing With The Stars" will be present on Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. 

Women's Health Event in April

RMACT is an exhibitor at this event and, as a result, we're able to offer a $5.00 off admission coupon, which can be printed and clipped from the image below.  If you attend, please stop by our table and say hello!

Dates: April 26, 2014 and April 27, 2014


Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Admission: $10 Regular ($5 with printed coupon), children 12 and under are free


Location: Stamford Plaza Hotel, 2701 Summer Street


Free indoor parking.

 

2014 FCWE Exhibitors Coupon

 

 

 

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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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Medical Monday - Infertility Guide to Finance, Events, First Visits and More

  
  
  

Medical Monday - Infertility Guide

RMACT homepage and computer   3.31.14It’s Medical Monday here on PathtoFertility. OK, sometimes Mondays are medical and sometimes they are something else depending on what is breaking in the news, feels more urgent or is on the fertility calendar.

 

Today, I thought I’d walk you through our website. Not our entire website which is massive, more like a stroll, I guess. I do mean massive in a good way, there’s a lot of pertinent and relevant infertility and fertility treatment information on the RMACT website and it’s easy to navigate. Today, I just want to show it off a little bit, maybe entice you to take a deeper look.

Fertility Finance

What I’m getting from patients a lot in the last several months is interest in fertility finance. What does insurance cover? More specifically, what does my insurance cover? What should I expect to pay out of pocket even with the best insurance coverage? Are there hidden costs and can I discover them first so as not to be hit with a bill unexpectedly?

 

Here are some links to pages that can help answer those questions.

 

The most basic page about your benefits: Affording Treatment and Understanding Your Benefits

 

We have a state mandate; it covers a lot more of us than we realize at first glance: Connecticut State Infertility Insurance Mandate

 

Our Opportunity Plans - RMACT has responded to your needs. Not all of us have fertility insurance coverage and that just stinks. What can make matters worse though is having costs flying all over the place. We’ve created plans that are inclusive so that you know what you are paying for and that you won’t be receiving unexpected bills. We call them Opportunity Plans: Fertility Treatment Costs

Fertility Events

Another vital part of our RMACT website is our online calendar for fertility events, lovingly updated and tended by our own RMACT team member, Alicia McNeill. Here is where you find out what special and ongoing programs RMACT is offering. Please do check often, we are constantly creating programs that RMACT patients and the general public can attend, often free or low cost: Fertility Events

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Another very useful page on the RMACT website is FAQ- Frequently Asked Questions. Of course we don’t mind you calling or emailing us to ask questions. That’s what we’re here for; sometime it’s more convenient for you to simply take a look at this page. Our fertility endocrinologists and other clinicians have shared the questions that they are asked and then provided comprehensive, thoughtful and reliable answers. They can be found at this link: Frequently Asked Questions

 

What to Expect On A First Visit

 

One last page that I would like to share with you; for those of you who are new to infertility and perhaps have never had an appointment with a fertility specialist, we have a special page on what to expect on your first visit. It can really help relieve stress to know what you are walking into; just one less thing to worry about. In fact, knowing what to expect at your first appointment can even be very exciting. Your first step in creating the family that has proved to be elusive so far: Getting started and What to Expect

 

Best place to check for last minute cancellations or changes is our RMACT Facebook page. You do not need to “like” the page to check there. If you prefer to check elsewhere, PathtoFertility, the page you are on right now, will also list any changes to events and programs.

 

Hope that these links bring you an answer, an additional question, or a place to dig deeper. As always, please let me know if you have any questions.

 

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