Education is key when it comes to fertility. Knowing your own fertility potential gives you a way of making the most meaningful decisions possible when it comes to building your family.

Free Fertility Testing for Women Who Are Teachers

Because we believe in education, we are offering free fertility testing to female teachers at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMA of Connecticut). As a thank you. As a reminder to think of yourself and your own family, even as you spend your career educating others. We know that this is an effective way to predict your ability to get pregnant. We know that this test is reliable and efficient.

We want you to put yourself first this summer. Come in. Find out what you need to know so that any regrets in the future about what you didn’t know are unnecessary.

We know that this is education at its best.

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Put Yourself First – Get Educated on Your Fertility

That’s why we’re offering it to you this summer, when it may be easier to come in and get it done. Call your friends and bring them too.

You do so much to teach, support and educate.

We want to do that for you this summer. -Lisa Rosenthal

RMA of CT Provides Fertility Testing this Summer

Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMA of Connecticut) is supporting female teachers and their fertility. Any teacher interested in her reproductive health, whether she plans to start a family now or in the future, can visit any of RMA of CT’s four locations for an anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) blood test. AMH is an excellent measure of a woman’s ovarian reserve, which naturally declines with age.

RMA of Connecticut’s medical staff will be available to draw blood for the AMH tests from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Monday through Friday at the fertility practice’s locations in Danbury, Norwalk, Stamford and Trumbull from Monday, June 17, 2019 to Wednesday, July 31, 2019. 

“Like the teachers we created this program for, we believe in education,” says Dr. Cynthia Murdock, a Board Certified OB/GYN and reproductive endocrinologist. “We offer workshops, support groups and classes each year because we want our patients to be informed about their fertility. This program is about more than offering a free test; it is an opportunity for women to have the necessary facts to plan for the future and for their family.”

Teachers who come to RMA of Connecticut will have their blood drawn and will receive a phone call from a nurse with results within 10 business days. The AMH blood test can be drawn at any time of a woman’s menstrual cycle, even if she is on Birth Control Pills so there is no special scheduling required.

AMH levels are widely recognized as a reliable indicator of a woman’s reproductive potential; however, for a more thorough understanding of their fertility, patients should schedule an individual consultation at RMA of Connecticut that includes a complete diagnostic work-up. For women, this diagnostic testing includes AMH, follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and hysterosalpingogram (HSG). For men, who contribute to up to 40 percent of infertility issues, diagnostic testing includes semen analysis. Both partners will also discuss their family and medical histories during their initial consultations.

About RMA of Connecticut

RMA of Connecticut is a leader in fertility care, specializing in a range of infertility treatments. Our assisted reproductive technologies (ART) include intrauterine insemination (IUI), in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS). RMA of Connecticut is Fairfield County’s largest fertility clinic and egg donation center. Through RMA of Connecticut’s Integrated Fertility and Wellness Center, we offer nutrition counseling, individual and couples psychological counseling, acupuncture and yoga, as well as financing and support services for our patients going through infertility treatment.   

Our internationally recognized Gay Parents To Be program at RMA of Connecticut specializes in LGBTQ family building. In 2017 and 2018, RMA of Connecticut was recognized as a Leader in Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign.

The RMA of Connecticut team includes lead physicians Drs. Mark P. Leondires, Spencer S. Richlin, Joshua M. Hurwitz, Cynthia M. Murdock, Shaun C. Williams, as well as fertility specialist, Dr. Ilana B. Ressler. All six physicians are Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologists and are members of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). Our team of doctors are named as Castle Connolly "Top Doctors" and are members of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART). RMA of Connecticut’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). RMA of Connecticut has offices in Danbury, Norwalk, Stamford, Trumbull and Poughkeepsie, New York. For more information visit: www.RMACT.com or find us on Facebook.

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Topics: AMH - Anti-Mullerian Hormone, Testing, featured, Featured Story

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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