single-mom-by-choice-eventWhy come out for a meeting on becoming a single mom by choice?

After all, it’s great to look up things on the internet. We all do it. It’s effective, in terms of time, money, gas, effort and more. It’s more than great to join online conversations via forums, message boards and Facebook pages. A lot of us do those things too. And there’s a lot of value that we get in these ways.

Why Attend an Event on Becoming a Single Mom By Choice?

Sometimes, though, sitting face to face is irreplaceable. Getting to ask questions in real time, and having the answers delivered so that you can see the person’s facial expressions allows you to get the nuances. The pauses. Watching the person consider your question. Having someone else ask a question that you hadn’t quite gotten to yet can let you take a step further on a path than you had been.

Get to know these professionals face to face. How they smile. How they make you smile. Meet a friend who may actually live in the area. Maybe someone you can take a walk with or have a cup of tea with.

We want to meet you too. And we hope to do just that on November 8th about becoming a single mom by choice. ~ Lisa Rosenthal

Experts in Elective Single Motherhood to Host Informational Event in Norwalk, CT

Single Mothers by Choice and Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut invite single women interested in parenthood to “Single Women Pursuing Parenthood” at Hotel Zero Degrees in Norwalk, CT on November 8 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT), Fairfield County’s largest fertility practice and egg donation center, and Single Mothers by Choice (SMC), an online resource and community for single mothers, are co-hosting an event for single women who are considering becoming mothers. “Single Women Pursuing Parenthood” is a social gathering for single women to discuss and learn about the decisions, concerns and rewards of becoming a mother. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet experts in single motherhood and reproductive medicine: Jane Mattes, LCSW and founder of SMC; Dr. Spencer Richlin, a partner at RMACT and lead physician for SingleMomsToBe.com; Lisa Schuman, LCSW and Mental Health Program Director at RMACT renown for her extensive work with patients considering single motherhood, egg freezing and various infertility treatments. A light brunch will be served while these experts facilitate a discussion about single parenthood; possible topics include choosing a sperm donor, creating a support system and navigating questions from family and friends, as well as considering how to share their stories with children, family and friends.

“For women who choose to be a single mother, there is a strong, meaningful community,” says Jane Mattes, LCSW and founder of SMC. “Women experience this community as soon as they attend an event such as this one, an event where like-minded women ask smart questions and show support for each other.” 

Single Women Pursuing Parenthood

Where: Hotel Zero Degrees 353 Main Avenue, Norwalk, CT

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Date: Sunday, November 8, 2015

Cost: Free, but RSVP required (RSVP@rmact.com with “11/8 event” in subject line or visit singlemomtobe.com/events

“I’m inspired by my patients who choose single motherhood,” says Dr. Spencer Richlin, a board-certified endocrinologist and lead physician for SingleMomsToBe.com, a division of RMACT. “These patients are informed and empowered; they are making a decision to proactively go after their dream of a family. It’s an honor to help them in their journey.” 

In addition to “Single Women Pursuing Parenthood,” RMACT is hosting two other related events. On December 3, 2015 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., RMACT is hosting an opportunity for women to learn more about their fertility and to receive a free anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) test at the fertility practice’s Stamford office. Second, on December 10 from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., RMACT is hosting a Single Moms To Be Support Group at the Danbury office. Both events are free, but registration is required. For AMH Testing registration, please visit: www.rmact.com/amh. For the SMTB group, please visit: www.singlemomstobe.com/events. Both events are free, but registration is required.

 

About Single Mothers by Choice (SMC)

Single Mothers by Choice (SMC) was founded in 1981 by Jane Mattes, L.C.S.W., a psychotherapist and single mother by choice. Thousands of single women, predominantly in their thirties and forties, have joined SMC since that time and remain with the organization as they strive to be the best parents they can be. SMC provides information, resources, and the opportunity to create a unique virtual and local support network of peers. 

SMC's primary purpose is to provide support and information to single women who are considering, or have chosen, single motherhood.  Members meet with one another all over the United States, and in Canada, Europe, and beyond. They network with each other and share information and resources about donor insemination, adoption, and parenting at local levels and/or through a lively online discussion forum and newsletters.

About SingleMomsToBe.com

Single Moms To Be, in partnership with Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT), is a program created to provide support for single women through online resources and RMACT’s dedicated medical team, including lead physician Dr. Spencer Richlin, patient navigators, nurses and counselors. SingleMomsToBe.com provides information to single women who want to know more about the emotional and medical process of using assisted reproductive technologies (ART) to become a mom.

About Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT)

RMACT specializes in the treatment of infertility, including assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as intrauterine insemination (IUI), in-vitro fertilization (IVF), and Comprehensive Chromosome Screening (CCS). RMACT, Fairfield County’s largest fertility clinic and egg donation center, is one of 11 leading In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) centers nationwide chosen by In Vitro Sciences to participate in its Centers of Excellence program. RMACT has offices in Norwalk, Danbury, Stamford and Trumbull, CT. RMACT also offers infertility treatment financing and support services, such as nutrition counseling, massage therapy, psychological counseling, acupuncture and yoga, through RMACT’s Integrated Fertility and Wellness Center.

The RMACT team includes lead physicians Drs. Mark P. Leondires, Spencer S. Richlin and Joshua M. Hurwitz, as well as fertility specialists Drs. Cynthia M. Murdock and Shaun C. Williams. All five physicians are Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologists and are members of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and the Fairfield County and Connecticut Medical Societies. Each has received numerous awards, and all five are Castle Connolly "Top Doctors." RMACT’s IVF laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and CLIA; other accreditations include the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). For more information visit http://www.RMACT.com or find us on Facebook.

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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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