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The holidays can be really painful when you are struggling with infertility. Many reminders of what we do not have that we are wishing for; that others have seemingly effortlessly. Here are a few of the efforts that we are making at RMACT to help our community and other communities through a time that can potentially make us all feel left out.

For our infertility community, this Wednesday is:



Wednesday-December 8, 2010


Anyone who has ever suffered with infertility knows that the holiday season is usually one of the most stressful times of the year. Holiday cards splashed with baby pictures, the media and just spending time with family and friends may leave you feeling like there is no end in sight. That is why we have organized this special Ladies Night In.  We will discuss and share with you the different ways to cope and even handle some challenges you may face in the next few weeks.

You are not required to join in on the discussions, and sometimes just listening helps more then you could ever know. This group is free of charge and will be facilitated by Jane Elisofon, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., Lisa Rosenthal & Carrie Van Steen.  If you have any questions, call Carrie at 731.2520 ext 289 or email her at 




Instead of a food drive this year, we are collecting gently worn or new clothes for men, women and children. We are asking for your help in providing warmth to our extended community who are struggling with the basics in life; food and shelter. If everyone brought in just one piece of clothing, we could make a difference in someone else's life. Perfect opportunity to give something in a season of supposed abundance and a beautiful opportunity to receive a feeling of having helped.


If you have never tried Acupuncture, perhaps this Holiday season is the time for extra help. Amy Matton MS, LAc and Jing Zhang, MS, LAc have both been with RMACT for years with proven results for both traditional and laser acupuncture. Many women from our practice are finding their treatments to be both helpful and re-energizing. With everything else that is swirling around this time of year, perhaps a time to slow down and try something new. Amy and Jing would love to hear from you!




Class in Norwalk (9:30-11:00) and Brookfield/Danbury (4:15-5:30)

Peer support groups have evolved into evenings out, lunches together and true friendships. If you are feeling isolated or alone, especially this holiday season, come join this group of compassionate, fun women. Fertile Yoga meets right afterwards, with gentle, restorative poses and guided meditation designed to help you relax.

If a spa day or retreat is of interest to you, either contact me through the blog by pressing and leaving a comment or come help plan it on Saturday. We are planning a fun day!



The holiday season may be most difficult in terms of eating and drinking. As the emotional pieces of the season become overwhelming we often turn to food and drink for comfort. Then we are upset with ourselves when the results are that there is weight gain. Carolyn Gundell, MS can help you address these issues so that you don't have to feel totally out of control. Best thing about a session with Carolyn is that you will not feel judged or feel that you need to be deprived afterwards. A session with Carolyn may be the best holiday gift that you ever give yourself





Lisa Rosenthal

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.

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