Top CT Fertility Practice Joins March of Dimes Walks This Weekend
Come Walk in the March for Babies with the RMACT Team
It's that time of year again. Once a year, we get to make a difference for someone else. That someone else is tiny, often born premature, often with severe problems. We get to make a difference in their lives. We get to put aside our own problems and concerns and put someone else first. Someone who can't speak or act for themselves.
Whether you come with a baby in a stroller, or you come pregnant, or you come still hoping for your miracle baby, please do come. Please come and walk with the Reproductive Medicine Associates of CT (RMACT) team and make a difference.
Fertility Practice Takes A Step Toward Healthy Pregnancies
NORWALK, CT (April 16, 2013) – For the fourth consecutive year, Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) is sponsoring the March of Dimes and its annual fundraiser, “March for Babies.” Like March of Dimes, RMACT believes in the power of education and necessity of research for widespread healthy pregnancies. Along with its sponsorship and overall fundraising efforts, the RMACT Team will walk in Danbury, CT on May 4 and in Fairfield, CT on May 5.
“The March of Dimes does important work, and we are proud to support their efforts,” says Dr. Mark Leondires, Medical Director of RMACT. “Each year I am struck by how powerful and emotional it is to see hundreds of people gathered in hope of giving babies a healthy start. By walking together, we remember the babies that have been lost and recommit ourselves to overcoming prematurity and birth defects in the future."
Aubrey Keely, community director for the March of Dimes Connecticut Chapter, says: “The March of Dimes thanks RMACT for its commitment to ensure that all babies are born healthy and strong. The support of our partners and sponsors is crucial to our success and helps maintain vital research, education and advocacy efforts across our state and throughout the nation.”
Beyond its partnership with March of Dimes, RMACT puts education and research at the forefront of the fertility practice throughout the year. In 2012, RMACT hosted 32 educational seminars for patients and the general public with topics that included nutrition, reproductive health, stress management, preconception health and infertility factors for men and women. In addition, they hosted regular support groups and offered complimentary Fertile Yoga classes. RMACT patients benefit from a better understanding of their fertility treatment plans, as well as how their lifestyle habits can boost or hinder their chances of successfully getting pregnant.
RMACT patients also benefit from cutting edge assisted reproductive technology and clinical studies. For example, RMACT is the only fertility practice in New England to offer Comprehensive Chromosome Screening (CCS), an advanced method of pre-implantation genetics diagnosis (PGD) that contributes to better pregnancy rates through selecting the most viable embryos for transfer during an in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle. In 2012, RMACT participated in several clinical studies, five of which were presented at the annual conference for the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the reproductive field’s premier professional group.
To make a pledge to March of Dimes through the RMACT Team in Danbury or Fairfield, please go to either of these websites:
About March of Dimes
In 2013, the March of Dimes celebrates its 75th anniversary and its ongoing work to help babies get a healthy start in life. Early research led to the Salk and Sabin polio vaccines that all babies still receive. Other breakthroughs include new treatments for premature infants and children with birth defects. About 4 million babies are born each year in the United States, and all have benefitted from March of Dimes lifesaving research and education. The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us onTwitter.
About 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.