A Way to Grieve Fertility Loss. And to Heal. Walk This Weekend.
Healing Fertility Loss - Why I'm Walking with March of Dimes
In Danbury, CT on Saturday, May 4, 2013, and Fairfield, CT on Sunday, May 5, 2013.
Thank you to Tally Jacobs who gives her whole heart to this effort, Robin Mangieri and the doctors at RMACT, Mark Leondires, Spencer Richlin, Joshua Hurwitz, Cynthia Murdock and Shaun Williams, for supporting this walk and effort. Thank you to our wonderful RMACT team who are showing up on Saturday and Sunday to walk. Your acknowledgement of the importance of healthy pregnancies, healthy babies, healthy moms and healthy families is inspiring.
We've had some significant pregnancy losses in our practice lately. Painful, scary, emotionally devastating losses. Our patients, my Fertile Yoga students, have suffered and we have along with you. When you mourn, we mourn. We offer you our empathy and sympathy and our love.
It’s seems exquisite timing that the walks are this weekend. A way to grieve the losses that we have been experiencing. To acknowledge just how much it hurts to lose a much wanted pregnancy or have complications that can rip your heart out. These walks give us something to do, something productive and healthy and sane and even, healing.
We get out. We notice the world around us. We move our beautiful, healthy bodies. We feel the temperature of the air on our skin. We breathe in deeply and exhale completely. We walk and experience our movement and strength.
We do it to support babies, moms, dads and families. We donate the time and the money to make changes, to have significant research developed to prevent some of the tragic losses in the future.
We can make a difference this weekend. We can begin to heal. Please come join us.
If you’re not already inspired, I know that I will be dedicating my walk to several of my Fertile Yoga students who have experienced these types of losses. They have inspired me. You know who you are. You are the ones who come back. Who keep showing up. Who smile and cry at precisely the same time. Who retain your loving spirit and hearts.
I dedicate this walk to you. To K and P, especially this year, to you both.
With love, I will walk for you.
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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.