infertility-support-eventsA little bit of housekeeping for Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT). There's a lot going on!

We're open. Storm's over and while there may be more snow coming this week, RMACT is open and excited to have our second day of full services, including retrievals in our new lab and surgical suite. 

February Infertility Support Events & Guest Bloggers

 

Fertility Nutrionist Speaks About Pre-Conception Care

dr-headshot-circle-carolyn-gundellTomorrow a blog from Carolyn Gundell, MS, RMACT's Fertility Nutritionist. She has written a comprehensive article about pre-conception care, with an emphasis on folate and folic acid. I had no idea they were two very different things. Did you? Even if you did, I'd open this tomorrow if I were you. Carolyn's depth of understanding is way beyond the superficial and she's sharing it here with all of us. 

 

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Infertility Support Groups Led By Lisa Schuman, LCSW

Every Monday morning, Lisa Schuman, LCSW, runs a support group for RMACT patients only, from 8-9 AM in the RMACT Norwalk office. Lisa's been in the field for over a decade and a half and can really help bring focus to decision making, communicating with your partner if you have one, the emotional rollar coaster of fertility treatment and more. If you are a RMACT patient, consider dropping in for this group. 

This coming Tuesday, February 3, 2015, there is a Third Party Reproduction Drop-In Support Group, led by Lisa Schuman, LCSW- This group meets the first Tuesday of each month from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM in our Norwalk office. 761 Main Avenue, Suite 200. 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 Sandy at 203-750-7407. This group is free of charge and open to the public.

 

carrie-van-steenLadies Night In – Peer Infertility Support

Ladies Night In will be meeting in Danbury, Tuesday night, February 3, from 6-7:30. This peer support group is free of charge and open to the public. 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 group. Email Carrie at cvansteen@rmact.com or Lisa at FertileYoga@gmail.com. Dinner is provided. Meets monthly.

 

dr-headshot-circle-lisa-rosenthalFertile Yoga Classes

Fertile Yoga is on at RMACT's Trumbull office, 115 Technology Drive, Suite C200, tonight, Wednesday night, January 28, 2015, from 5:45-6:45. Please RSVP if you get a chance at FertileYoga@gmail.com. Come either way, it's just nice to know who's coming. 

Fertile Yoga is on for Thursday night in Trumbull from 5:45-6:45, followed by Prenatal Yoga. Both are open to the public. Fertile Yoga is always free and open to the public. The fee for Prenatal Yoga is $10 per class. Fertile Yoga is also being held at Yogaspace in Bethel on Friday nights from 6-7. 

 

Stay Tuned – PathToFertility Guest Bloggers

There's lots more coming at RMACT and here on PathtoFertility. Next week, a blog written by Monica Moore, RMACT's Nurse Practitioner, on what she would like fertility patients to know and why. Monica's blog last year about RMACT team members delivering the news about negative pregnancy results was a wonderful insight into how RMACT feels about their patients. This new blog written by Monica is just as wonderful. Look forward to it next Wednesday.

Also coming up on the blog roll, a joint effort by a valued member of RMACT's Integrated Fertility and Wellness Program, our acupuncture team. Amy Matton, L.Ac. Jing Zhang, L.Ac. and Elaine M. Malin, MTCM, L.Ac.collaborated to write and share some thoughts and ideas about the upcoming Year of the Sheep and how it reflects how we work together here at RMACT. 

 

Hopefully we will see you soon at one of the many programs offered by RMACT. 

We know this is a lot to go through. That's why we're here. 

Breathe in. Breathe out.

See you soon. 

Topics: Support, Yoga

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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