March of Dimes Walk in Danbury, CT

march of dimes walkMy husband Bill and I will be walking this Sunday at the Danbury, CT March of Dimes, March for Babies. We try to walk every year, for a few reasons. As a team member of RMACT, I want to support our efforts, lovingly and ably led by Tally Jacobs. We also walk to support healthy pregnancies, healthy babies, healthy families.

 

Bill and I also walk for personal reasons. In 1990, we experienced two miscarriages. With a lot of therapy, gentle support from family and friends and Grief Recovery Work®, there is no longer a bitterness around those losses. We no longer feel, and have not for a long time, intense sorrow around those babies that never came into our lives to live in our arms and our homes.

 

Still. If you asked me how old they were, I would not have to think about it. I know when they would have been born, I know how old they would be today. They are shadows that keep me company, not ghosts haunting me, just a sweet presence of what might have been.

 

Bill and I walk in honor of those two babies we never got to greet in this life.

 

We would love to have you join us this Sunday. Hope to see you there.

 

Please read below for more information on the reasons that RMACT creates a team for March of Dimes each year.

Affirming the Goal of Healthy Pregnancies

Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) is affirming its goal of healthy pregnancies by sponsoring the March of Dimes and its annual fundraiser, “March for Babies” for the fifth consecutive year. Along with its sponsorship and overall fundraising efforts, the RMACT Team will show solidarity for healthy babies by walking in Danbury, CT on May 4, 2014.

 

“The March of Dimes does important work to promote healthy pregnancies through education and research,” says Dr. Joshua M. Hurwitz, a fertility specialist and partner at RMACT. “We support this not only through our annual sponsorship of the March for Babies, but also through our daily clinical work with each of our fertility patients. We encourage our patients to improve their overall health, including stress reduction, moderate exercise and eating balanced, nutritious foods to improve the likelihood of achieving a healthy pregnancy.”

 

Beyond medical care, RMACT supports patients with many tools to improve their health, including nutrition counseling, mind-body coaching, Fertile Yoga classes, acupuncture and support groups all within the RMACT offices in Norwalk, Stamford, Danbury and Trumbull. Many of these services and educational workshops, which are part of RMACT’s Integrated Fertility and Wellness Program, are free or covered by insurance.

 

“We are proud to once again include RMACT among our March for Babies sponsors and partners. We both share the same mission vision – to provide all moms a healthy and full-term pregnancy and a strong, healthy baby. We thank them for their commitment to our cause,” said Deb Fafard, State Director, March of Dimes Connecticut Chapter.

 

Please click to make a pledge to March of Dimes through the RMACT Team.

 

 

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Topics: pregnancy, March of Dimes Walk

Lisa Rosenthal

Lisa has over thirty 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 eleven years and serves as Patient Advocate and the Strategic Content Lead.

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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