Spring has definitely arrived. The earth is warming up, plants are unfurling their heads, moving towards the sun.

egg-freezing-pcos-infertility-supportRenewed determination pushes hibernation away.

Maybe you’ve been taking a break from fertility testing or treatment and you’re now ready to go.

Maybe you’ve been listening to the conversation about social egg freezing and decided it was a conversation for the future.

Maybe you’ve wondered about PCOS and put it off because it seemed daunting to get more information.

It’s spring.

It’s time.

Reproductive Medicine Associates of CT (RMACT) is offering you information so that you can make the best decisions possible for yourself. Whether you want a family now or in the future, it’s time to come out of hibernation.  Feel the warmth of the sun, find a commitment to education about your health, fertility and family building.

If you, a friend, or a family member needs to learn more, RMACT is here to help. Please read through the choices below for the rest of this month and for April.

Free Education & Infertility Support Events – Because You Deserve It

We offer a lot because you deserve a lot.

You deserve to know how your reproductive system works.

Please do share this with a friend, colleague or relative.

It’s very hard when we find these things out later than we should and it compromises our family building.

It’s heart-breaking to find out so late that family building becomes almost impossible.

These educational and support events are designed to give you hope.

Hope to see you soon.  

 

Ladies Night In Trumbull

When: Tue, April 15, 6:45 – 8:00 PM, Monthly on the second Wednesday

Where: RMACT, 115 Technology Drive, Trumbull Suite C200, CT 06810

This peer support group is free of charge. 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. Please RSVP for this FREE group. Email Carrie at cvansteen@rmact.com. Dinner is provided. Meets monthly.

 

Third Party Reproduction Drop-in Support Group: Norwalk

When: Tue, May 5– 9am, Monthly on the first Tuesday

Where: RMACT, 761 Main Ave, Suite 200, Norwalk, CT 06851, USA

This group meets the first Tuesday of each month from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM in our Norwalk Location. This group welcomes patients in all stages of their family building process – from thinking about moving forward using an egg and/or sperm donor to choosing a donor to beginning your cycle and finally, to parenting. This group is facilitated by Lisa Schuman, LCSW. For more information or if you have a question contact Justine at 203-750-7407. This group is free of charge and open to the public.

 

My Daughter has PCOS

When: Sat, April 25, 9:00am – 10:30am

When: Reproductive Medicine Associates of CT - Norwalk, 761 Main Avenue, Suite 200, Norwalk, CT, United States

For parents of young adolescents/women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. You are invited to join us for this discussion to help parents understand PCOS and how best to manage this diagnosis while supporting their daughter.

Discussion Topics: 
• What is PCOS? 
• What are the specific concerns of PCOS in the teens / 20's population? 
• Why is management of PCOS important for long term physical and mental health? 
• What is the latest research available related to diagnosing and managing PCOS? 
• How can you best support your daughter—emotionally, medically, and socially?

This group is free of charge and open to the public. A light breakfast will be served. RMACT Presenters: Diana D’Amelio, RPA-C Carolyn Gundell, MS, Nutritionist Melissa Kelleher, LCSW, Mind Body Specialist

Please RSVP: Events@rmact.com or by filling out the form at www.rmact.com/pcos-for-parents

 

Egg Freezing Evening Out – Freeze Time! Build Your Family When YOU Are Ready

When: Mon, April 27, 6pm – 8pm

Where: Barcelona Wine Bar Stamford, 222 Summer Street, Stamford, CT 06901, United States

Pause Your Biological Clock: Preserving Your Fertility Through Egg Freezing 

Whether you are single, pursuing your career, or just aren’t ready to start a family at this time, egg freezing can give you options. Please join our egg freezing experts, Spencer Richlin, MD, and Lisa Schuman, LCSW, to learn more about the process and if it is right for you. Tapas & refreshments will be served. This event is free but registration is required. Please email: eggfreezing@rmact.com or fill out the form to RSVP.

 

PCOS Meetup.com Group

When: Wed, April 29, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Where: Reproductive Medicine Associates of CT - Norwalk, 761 Main Avenue, Suite 200, Norwalk, CT, United States

PCOS: Women to Women Night: An Interactive Group for Women with PCOS 
You are invited to chat, make new friends, get support, & learn more about PCOS. There will be a brief presentation followed by a light dinner and social time to connect with others with PCOS. This group is free of charge and open to the public. A light dinner will be served. RMACT Presenters: Carolyn Gundell, MS, Nutritionist Melissa Kelleher, LCSW, Mind Body Specialist 

Please RSVP: PCOS@rmact.com or by filling out the form on www.rmact.com/women-to-women 

Topics: PCOS, Support, Freezing

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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