CT Fertility Events Update - April 2014
CT Fertility Events Update for April 2014
There are many CT fertility events happening at our various locations as well as with community partners this month. We hope you will join us and/or pass along the information to anyone who may be interested. Many events are free and open to the public. Please see the highlights below and let us know of any questions. Happy Spring!
Getting Started: A lunch & learn on LGBTQ Family Planning
April 5, 2014 ~ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Triangle Community Center
On April 5, 2014, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the Triangle Community Center (TCC) of Fairfield County, CT and GayParentsToBe will host “Getting Started: A Lunch & Learn on LGBTQ Family Planning.” During the event, a panel of experts will discuss family building in the LGBTQ community. The event will include a light lunch and is being held at TCC’s new location at 618 West Avenue in Norwalk.
The panel of experts is comprised of Mark Leondires, MD, Medical Director for Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) and GayParentsToBe; Lisa Tuttle, PhD, who specializes in third-party assisted reproduction at RMACT; and Elizabeth Swire Falker, Esq., who is a prominent lawyer specializing in third-party assisted reproduction. The panel will take questions from the attendees and will explore many facets of surrogacy, including medical (in vitro fertilization or IVF), psychological (emotional impact of choosing an egg donor, gestational carrier) and legal (importance of using an attorney).
Ladies Night In: Danbury, Norwalk and Trumbull
Early Spring 2014 General Peer Support Group with Lisa & Carrie
April 8, 2014 ~ RMA CT Danbury, 67 Sand Pit Road, Suite 300, Danbury, CT 06810 (6-7:30 PM)
April 17, 2014 ~ RMA CT Norwalk (Finance), 20 Glover Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850 (7-8:30 PM)
April 23, 2014 ~ RMA CT Trumbull, 115 Technology Drive Suite C200, Trumbull, CT 06611 (7-8:30 PM)
Come and meet a terrific group of women that gather monthly at Ladies Night In to share their stories, feelings, questions and laughs. Experience the relief of talking with other women who understand what you are going through. Build friendships with women who will be by your side throughout your family-building journey.
This group is free of charge and a light dinner is provided. If you have any questions, contact your patient coordinator or email Carrie at firstname.lastname@example.org. RSVP is greatly appreciated to Carrie.
Fertility Testing Seminar | FREE Fertility AMH Test
April 10 2014 ~ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM ~ RMA Stamford Office, 1290 Summer Street, Stamford, CT 06950
A blood test is now able to tell women, more easily than ever before, about their potential to become pregnant. This blood test, known as Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH), helps doctors determine your chances of becoming pregnant now and in the future.What is Your Ovarian Reserve? FREE Fertility Testing Seminar FREE testing is now available from RMA of Connecticut! There will be a brief presentation and a blood test.
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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.