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Holiday Gifts from RMACT - Free Fertility Support All Week Long

  
  
  

Free Fertility Support ~ Our Holiday Gifts

fertility support from rmactWe’ve got a lot of fertility support going on this week at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT).

 

Everything listed here is free and open to the public.

 

As always, we appreciate RSVP’s, so please let us know if you are able to join us.

 

~Lisa Rosenthal


Third Party Reproduction Drop-in Support Group: Norwalk

When: Tue, December 9, 8am – 9am

 

Where: RMACT, 20 Glover Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850

 

Description: This group meets the first Tuesday of each month from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM in our Norwalk Location: 20 Glover Avenue. This group welcomes patients in all stages of their family building 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. This group is facilitated by Lisa Schuman, LCSW. For more information or if you have a question contact Justine at 203-750-7407. This group is free of charge and open to the public.

Single Women Pursuing Parenthood | Part II

When: Tue, December 9, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

 

Where: RMACT, 10 Glover Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850

 

Description: Please join us for a discussion group and social gathering for single women pursuing parenthood, or seriously thinking about it. This is a chance to meet other women to talk about the decisions, anxieties, excitement and opportunities that you will face along the way to becoming a mother.

 

Presenters: Carolyn Gundell MS, Nutritionist, will share a brief overview of valuable nutrition, activity, and other lifestyle tools and tips to optimize a women’s health for a successful pregnancy. Amy Matton MS, L.Ac. will discuss acupuncture’s role in improving blood flow, and balancing mind & body as you prepare for pregnancy.

 

Group Discussion Facilitated by: Lisa Schuman LCSW, Director of Psychological Services, RMACT. This group will provide attendees the opportunity to learn about the process, engage with other women pursuing motherhood and receive support and guidance in a confidential setting. This group is free of charge and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to Courtney at 203-750-7427, or chutchinson@rmact.com.

Ladies Night In, Norwalk

When: Thu, December 11, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

 

Where: RMACT, 20 Glover Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850

 

Description: his peer support group is free of charge. It is facilitated by Lisa Rosenthal & Carrie Van Steen. Carrie and Lisa are both former fertility patients and offer the support and suggestions many of our patients are looking for and really need. Please RSVP for this FREE group. Email Carrie at cvansteen@rmact.com. Dinner is provided. Meets monthly.

Fertile Yoga

For this week, Fertile Yoga meets Wednesday, December 10, at RMACT’s Trumbull office, 115 Technology Drive, from 5:45- 6:45.

 

Thursday, December 11, at RMACT’s Norwalk office, 10 Glover Avenue, from 5:45-6:15, held before Ladies Night In, (6:15-7:30).

 

Friday, December 12, at Yogaspace, 78 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, from 6-7:15 pm.

 

 

Please do come take advantage of these very special programs offered by RMACT.

 

 

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Free CT Fertility Testing in Trumbull and Path to Fertility Blog

  
  
  

CT Fertility Testing Tonight

Today, we’re two blogs. Nope, no identity crisis, just wanted to make sure that everyone out there knows about our free fertility testing in Trumbull, CT this evening. Below the event listing is today's blog. You get a double dose today! ~Lisa Rosenthal

Free AMH Fertility Testing Seminar

When Thu, December 4, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Where 115 Technology Dr, Trumbull, CT 06611, USA (map)

Description Fertility Essentials | 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.

ct fertility testing 

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.

 

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" or click here.

PathtoFertility - Fertile Yoga and Meditation

rmact logoWe’re moving. We’re really moving. RMACT will be in our new, beautiful, state of the art home in January 2015.

 

One of the ways that I know that we’re moving? Our beloved home at 10 & 20 Glover Avenue in Norwalk is not quite how it’s been for the last decade plus. Hence, Fertile Yoga for the month of December in Norwalk is a thirty minute guided meditation instead.  No prenatal yoga at all in December.

 

This sounds like less, right? Thirty minutes instead of seventy five minutes is less. Forty minutes less, to be exact. And less is less is less. Right?

 

Not always.

 

Thomas Keller started a food revolution at the French Laundry in California. Someplace, that despite having visited the area fifty-one times in my life, I still have not eaten. That’s another story. This story is about how he feeds people there. He feeds them. Nourishes them. Sustains them.

 

With bite size pieces. With a taste. With many different tastes. He serves his guests many tender, different, exquisitely flavored, exotically created and textured bits. (OK, next time out, I’m going to the French Laundry, done.) One of the keys is that there is only one bite. Maybe two, very occasionally, three. Interviews with Chef Keller will confirm this, his portions are that small.

 

What a contrast to some of our favorite restaurants which serve humongous servings. Enough to share and still bring some home. Enough that the food is overflowing plates that could be, should be, serving plates for a party of three. In those restaurants, we know that we are getting what we paid for and then some. Is there a temptation to overeat? For some of us, many of us, there is. Do we taste the food after the first bite? The second bite? The seventeenth bite? Thomas Keller would say no.

 

My plan about our meditation time in Norwalk for the few weeks in December as we shift to our new beautiful space is to make these sessions that delicately flavored. That exotic. That rich and pleasurable. To use the time in a thoughtful, mindful way so that everyone who attends feels sated. Feels fully satisfied without being overstuffed. So that we all experience a practice that feels delicate and enriching.

 

To make a practice that lingers on the palette afterwards, as an echo that soothes the heart.

 

That is my intention for our meditation practices for December in Norwalk.

 

I would love for you to join me. December 4, 11, 18. No classes on Dec. 25 or Jan. 1.

 

Come get your taste.

 

 

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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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