Leading Infertility Program in CT- Offers Patients Education, Support and More

There's barely enough room to list all the goings on at RMACT for August. The response, your response, patients and none patients, has been so positive that we are offering even more.

Read below for what we are offering in August to support people who are experiencing infertility or endocrine disorders.

Some of the seminars are for active patients in the RMACT practice, but most are open to the general public.

RMACTPre-Conception Health & Nutrition Matters
Fertility Seminar Series

RMA of CT is providing interactive educational seminars as part of our comprehensive approach to fertility treatment.  Led by Monica Moore, MSN, RNC  and Carolyn Gundell, MS Nutritionist, this series provides essential health, medical and nutrition information to our patients to increase fertility , optimize maternal health and lay the foundation for a safe and uncomplicated pregnancy and of course, a healthy baby.  All seminars are held at our Norwalk office and require a reservation.  Each topic meets just once.  Seminars are covered by insurance, but please bring co-payment in the form of cash, check or credit card. Active patients of RMACT only.

RMACTPre-Conception Wellness Matters
Health and lifestyle changes made prior to pregnancy help to increase fertility, reduce complications in pregnancy and delivery, and help to improve the health of the baby.   Participants will learn how to optimize their health prior to conception through prevention and management of medical, behavioral, and social risks to a woman’s health and pregnancy outcome.  Prenatal nutrition, environmental concerns, and the health of both partners will be discussed.Active patients of RMACT only.
Saturday, August 6th 8:15am – 10:00am


 PCOS & YOU:  Teens to 20’s

An Interactive Group for Young Women with PCOS
Monday Evening July 11th 6:00-7:30 pm

Monday Evening August 8th 6:00-7:30 pm
Location: 898 Ethan Allen Highway

Suite 5   Second floor

Ridgefield, CT (near Danbury line Rte 7/35)

Topic: PCOS – Diagnosis & Beyond

o Did you feel disbelief and confusion when you were diagnosed with PCOS?

o Do you feel that PCOS and stress have taken over your daily life?

o Are you struggling to look good and feel happy?

o Would you like to learn more about PCOS meal planning and exercise?

This peer group will be facilitated by Jane Elisofon, M.S.W. Clinical Social Worker & Carolyn Gundell, RMA Nutritionist
RSVP at the Front Desk or with Justine or Melissa 203-750-7484


Free Admission
Healthy light refreshments included

RMACTI am Pregnant, Now What?
This seminar will discuss the key components of a health-promoting lifestyle during pregnancy–including appropriate maternal weight gain, physical activity, essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals, environmental toxins and risks, and food safety.   A few common concerns and frequently asked questions in pregnancy will be identified along with ideas on how to manage or minimize them with diet and lifestyle–from morning sickness, constipation, anemia and maternal weight, to gestational diabetes and hypertension.  Both partners are welcome to attend. Active patients of RMACT only.

Wednesday, August 10th 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Please call Justine at 203-750-7484 or Soochi at 203-750-7425 to make your seminar reservation.


Starting a Family as a Lesbian Couple

Wednesday, August 10th, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
10 Glover Ave, Norwalk, CT

Please join us for a social and information gathering for same sex couples using donor sperm.

This is a chance to meet other couples who are building their families through sperm donation, and to discuss the issues that are unique to same sex couples in their family-building efforts.

This group is free of charge.  It is facilitated by Lisa Tuttle, PhD, clinical psychologist.  If you have any questions, please call Lisa at (203) 852-9099.

Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP to Cori at (203) 750-7492


Starting a Family as a Single Woman

Thursday, August 18th, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
10 Glover Ave, Norwalk, CT

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.

Possible topics may include:
•    choosing a sperm donor
•    talking to friends, family, and co-workers
•    creating a strong support system
•    what do I tell my child?
•    the stress of fertility treatment

This group is free of charge.  It is facilitated by Lisa Tuttle, PhD, clinical psychologist.  If you have any questions, please call Lisa at (203) 852-9099.

Light refreshments will be served.
RSVP to Cori at (203) 750-7492

RMACTRMA’S Norwalk  and Danbury Offices

Ladies Night in Summer Series

Come and meet the 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 that will be by your side throughout your family-building journey.

General Peer Support Group w/ Lisa & Carrie
Thursday, August 18th @6pm- Norwalk

Thursday, August 25 @6pm- Danbury

This group is free of charge and dinner is included.

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.

If you have any questions, call Carrie at 731.2520 ext 289. Or email her at cvansteen@rmact.com

Fertile Yoga is Ongoing- Please check events calender for dates

Yoga, meditation and deep relaxation can help men and women experiencing the challenges of infertility. Yoga can help 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.


We will be offering free yoga classes to our patients. The classes will be on-going and you may come every week or once in a while, whichever suits you. Come alone or bring your spouse, partner, friend of family member. In Norwalk, we will spend the first half hour as an informal peer support group, chatting and keeping in touch with one another.


Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing. Bring a yoga mat (bought easily and inexpensively almost anywhere including TJMaxx, Target, Walmart, etc.), a bottle of water and two pillows that can easily have the pillow cases changed. . Class is at 9:30 am so please, no food after 8:00.


Classes in Norwalk will begin at 10:00. From 9:30-10:00, we will have a peer support group meeting where there will be a chance to share experiences, lend support and find comfort from those experiencing similar feelings around the challenges of infertility. You are always welcome to join us at 9:30 or at 10:00.


Classes will be led by Lisa Rosenthal RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher). Lisa is a former fertility patient, who also worked for over 17 years as a national patient advocate for couples going through infertility. Lisa trained with Lotus Garden for her 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, through Yoga Alliance. Lisa is uniquely qualified to understand the specific stresses and challenges that couples trying to conceive encounter. The class will be designed for women and men with all different diagnoses, being mindful that stress reduction is a major component to these classes.

Classes are Free


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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