What are you doing to support yourself during infertility or fertility treatment? Carrie Van Steen, who is sitting right next to me as we wait for Ladies Night In, wants to know. She wants you to consider something new for yourself, for the spring.
CT Infertility Clinic Offerings
Consider what we are offering for the next several weeks at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut, the infertility clinic in CT designated as one of the select nationwide Centers of Excellence:
PCOS – Women to Women - Peer Support Group – with Nutritionist Carolyn Gundell, MS in Stamford (April 5, June 14): PCOS is a lifelong endocrine syndrome with many variables. Come learn more about it in this group of peers.
Stamford Women’s Expo - April 28 and 29 - RMACT will be here for the third year in a row, along with many other health professionals. Talk about a treat: lots of beautiful things to look at and buy as a gift to yourself or to another! Have a fun weekend.
Quite a few of these events will be taking place in honor of NIAW - National Infertility Awareness Week, which runs from April 22-28, whether they actually occur during the week or not. National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) encourages infertility awareness, education, and understanding.
Support for Infertility
On a more personal note, as I write about support for infertility:
Enjoy the warmth of the sun on your face;
Slow down long enough to appreciate the glorious weather;
Notice the signs of spring coming up everywhere--daffodils, crocuses, and more;
Treat yourself to something different: a book, a movie, a night out with friends, a chatty phone call, a game of racquetball, Zumba, a cooking class, music at a coffee house, a concert.
There's no limit to what you can do to enjoy yourself this spring. If you are not feeling a lot of joy, try something new. See what opens up. And then let us know.
Lisa has over twenty-five years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT for seven years and is currently Patient Advocate and Blog Editor-in-Chief.
Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.
Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process. Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.
Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.