RMACT's Fertility Program Updates Due to Snow
Snow delays and rescheduling for Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) are as follows:
All of RMACT's locations - Norwalk, Danbury, Stamford and Trumbull will be closing at noon tomorrow, Friday February 8th due to the forecasted snow storm. Be safe and warm everyone!
No Fertile Yoga at Yogaspace tonight.
Snow Delay for Preconception Seminar
The Preconception Wellness Seminar is rescheduled for next week on February 16.
Have you ever wondered if you or your partner were eating, sleeping, managing stress, or exercising differently would it improve fertility success? How about the affects of alcohol consumption, smoking, pesticides, plastics, and body composition on sperm and egg quality?
Please join RMA of CT for an interactive discussion on the benefits of preconception with a fertile lifestyle. We will share how to create a fertile lifestyle and The Fertility DietTM tips that will improve conception success and also help to support a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Partners are welcome.
This one session class is conducted by:
RMA Nutritionist Carolyn Gundell, MS
RMA Nurse Eloise Downs, RN
RSVP required. Space is limited. Please call Justine to reserve a seat at 203-750-7484.
Pre-Conception Wellness & Cosmetics
If you're trying to be as healthy as possible when trying to conceive, consider your make-up and skin care products as a piece of the puzzle. The 'foundation' of fertility wellness not only starts from the "inside out" (as our Nutristionist Carolyn Gundell, MS, covers in Pre-Conception Wellness), but from the "outside in" as well. Pre-conception health takes research related to environmental and chemical toxins into account, to optimize health before pregnancy.
Knowing more about skin-deep fertility basics can help minimize exposure to chemicals in cosmetics that may cause endocrine disruption, allergies/immunotoxicity and biochemical or cellular level changes.
Environmental Working Group Skin Deep is a nationwide coalition of public health, educational, environmental and consumer groups working to protect the health of consumers and workers by requiring the health and beauty industry to phase out the use of dangerous chemicals and replace them with safer alternatives. More than 1,000 companies joined the effort by signing the Compact for Safe Cosmetics, a pledge to produce safer products and publish safety data.
Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep database provides information and online safety profiles for cosmetics and personal care products. They are one of the founding members of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. Their webiste compares ingredients on personal care product labels and Web sites to information in nearly 60 toxicity and regulatory databases. Use the site to review safety ratings for a wide range of products and ingredients on the market - including cosmetics.
Lead in Lipstick - FDA December 2011 Report
Another great site for determining how sound your make-up and skin care products choices are: the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) - Cosmetics section. Lead in lipstick was a concern that was raised several years ago and studied in 2009 by FDA scientists who had developed an analytical method for measuring the amount of lead in lipstick.
Their initial findings, as well as their expanded findings on 400 different lipstics, was posted recently in December 2011, and confirms that the amount of lead found in lipstick is very low and does not pose safety concerns. The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics maintains that any amount of lead in cosmetics is too much. Too much lead can affect nearly every system in the body, according to the CDC. Lead poisoning can damage the nervous, muscular and reproductive systems, and has been tied to kidney damage and reduced IQ in kids.
Infertility and fertility basics are sometimes skin deep. Start from there to get healthy before pregnancy . . . it's always good to get back to basics.