CT Fertility Events this Summer: An Overview of Resources

RMACT logo for fertility eventsThere are many CT fertility events this summer, thanks to the amazing team at RMACT. Many of these events are open to the public and free of charge. Please feel free to contact us with questions and to pass the information along to anyone who may be interested. We are here to help.

Fertility Testing for Teachers: Find Out Your Family Building Potential

If you are a teacher and would like to know more about your fertility and your family building potential, come on in and have a simple blood test done. The free test is offered at the four convenient locations: Norwalk, Stamford, Danbury and Trumbull. This blood test, known as Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH), is used to measure ovarian reserve, the quality and quantity of your eggs. This result helps doctors determine your chances of becoming pregnant now and in the future.

 

You can take the test while on the birth control pill or at any time during your menstrual cycle.
Just fill out this form and come to any one of our Connecticut locations Mondays through Fridays between the hours of 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM or 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM to have your blood drawn.


You will be asked to complete a lab requisition form and consent once you arrive in our office.  One of RMACT’s nurses will call you with your results in 10-14 business days. Get the information you need to plan for your future family. Must present valid teacher ID to receive free fertility test. This offer ends on July, 31, 2014. Please share this information with your friends and professional colleagues. All teachers are welcome.

Drop-In Weekly Support Group

New for RMACT patients: Please stop by and join this free, drop-in support group in Norwalk, CT, held Mondays 8:00 a.m.  to 9:00 a.m. Lisa Schuman, LCSW, will be available and will be leading this group in the Learning Center at RMACT’s Norwalk office during morning monitoring.

 

Our newest team member Lisa Schuman, LCSW, is a psychotherapist who has been counseling individuals, couples and groups on a variety of issues and has specialized in reproductive medicine for over a decade. Ms. Schuman helps individuals through family building processes such as IUI and IVF, ovum and sperm donation, perinatal loss, single parent issues, gay and lesbian issues, oocyte cryopreservation, surrogacy and adoption.

Ladies Night In: Trumbull, CT and Norwalk, CT

Ladies Night In is a general peer support group facilitated by Lisa & Carrie. Come and meet a terrific group of women that gather monthly at Ladies Night In 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 with women who will be by your side throughout your family-building journey. 

 

This group meets from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and upcoming meetings will be held in Trumbull, CT (115 Technology Drive) on July 23rd and August 20th and in Norwalk, CT (20 Glover Avenue, RMACT Finance Dept.) on July 17th and August 14th. This group is free of charge and a light dinner is provided. To RSVP or for inquiries, please email Carrie at cvansteen@rmact.com.

Fertile Yoga in Bethel, Norwalk and Trumbull

Fertile Yoga is free. Classes will be on-going; come every week or once in a while, whichever suits you. Come alone or bring your spouse, partner, friend or family member.
Yoga, meditation and deep relaxation can help men and women experiencing the challenges of infertility. Fertile Yoga helps 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.

What you need:

  • Comfortable, loose fitting clothing
  • a yoga mat
  • bottle of water
  • two pillows (optional).

Please avoid eating one hour before class.

- See more at: http://www.rmact.com/event/fertile-yoga-norwalk-53/#sthash.dioDs673.dpuf

 Trumbull (7:00-8:30)

115 Technology Drive RMACT Office

Wednesday May 21st
Wednesday June 18th
Wednesday July 23rd
Wednesday August 20th

This group is free of charge and a light dinner is provided.

To RSVP or for inquires please email Carrie at cvansteen@rmact.com

- See more at: http://www.rmact.com/event/ladies-night-in-trumbull-8/#sthash.Z5qaxcIa.dpuf

 Trumbull (7:00-8:30)

115 Technology Drive RMACT Office

Wednesday May 21st
Wednesday June 18th
Wednesday July 23rd
Wednesday August 20th

This group is free of charge and a light dinner is provided.

To RSVP or for inquires please email Carrie at cvansteen@rmact.com

- See more at: http://www.rmact.com/event/ladies-night-in-trumbull-8/#sthash.Z5qaxcIa.dpuf

 Trumbull (7:00-8:30)

115 Technology Drive RMACT Office

Wednesday May 21st
Wednesday June 18th
Wednesday July 23rd
Wednesday August 20th

- See more at: http://www.rmact.com/event/ladies-night-in-trumbull-8/#sthash.Z5qaxcIa.dpuf

This group is free of charge and a light dinner is provided.

To RSVP or for inquires please email Carrie at cvansteen@rmact.com

- See more at: http://www.rmact.com/event/ladies-night-in-trumbull-8/#sthash.Z5qaxcIa.dpuf

Fertile Yoga classes will be on-going; come every week or once in a while, whichever suits you. Come alone or bring your spouse, partner, friend or family member.
 Yoga, meditation and deep relaxation can help men and women experiencing the challenges of infertility. Fertile Yoga helps 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.


What you need:
    •    Comfortable, loose fitting clothing
    •    a yoga mat
    •    bottle of water
    •    two pillows (optional)


Please avoid eating one hour before class. This summer Lisa Rosenthal will teach classes in Bethel, Norwalk and Trumbull locations. Please visit our calendar of events for specific dates and more details.

Prenatal Yoga

This pre-natal yoga class was created especially for women who have been through fertility treatment. Class is designed around the special physical and emotional needs former fertility patients may have. Any woman, at any stage of pregnancy, is welcome to attend class (with doctor’s approval). We will explore how the body changes through the different stages of pregnancy and learn how to continue to feel healthy and strong until labor and birth. Class will be a combination of relaxation, movement and meditation. Come join us on the next step of your fertility journey.

Thursday July 31st- 7:15 PM- 8:15 PM

20 Glover Avenue (right next door to our main office in Norwalk)
7:15 PM- 8:15 PM

- See more at: http://www.rmact.com/event/prenatal-yoga-norwalk-25/#sthash.wiVc2m8i.dpuf

This pre-natal yoga class was created especially for women who have been through fertility treatment. Class is designed around the special physical and emotional needs former fertility patients may have. Any woman, at any stage of pregnancy, is welcome to attend Prenatal Yoga class (with doctor’s approval). We will explore how the body changes through the different stages of pregnancy and learn how to continue to feel healthy and strong until labor and birth. Class will be a combination of relaxation, movement and meditation.

 

Come join us on the next step of your fertility journey. The next class will be held on Thursday, July 24th from 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at 20 Glover Avenue (right next door to our main office in Norwalk)
. The cost is $40 for four classes (do not need to be consecutive sessions) or $10 per class. Email fertileyoga@gmail.com with questions or to RSVP.

$40 for four classes (do not need to be consecutive sessions) or $10 per class - See more at: http://www.rmact.com/event/prenatal-yoga-norwalk-25/#sthash.wiVc2m8i.dp

 

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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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