RMACT and RESOLVE Observe National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW)
RMACT Joins RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association® to Observe National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW)
Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) and RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association (NIAW) will recognize the twenty-fifth Anniversary of National Infertility Awareness Week®, April 20 through April 26, joining millions of women and men fighting the disease of infertility, healthcare professionals, psychologists, and other thought leaders to promote greater awareness about infertility.
RESOLVE works to improve the lives of women and men living with infertility. One in eight U.S. couples of childbearing age is diagnosed with infertility. RESOLVE addresses this public health issue by providing community to these women and men, connecting them with others who can help, empowering them to find resolution and giving voice to their demands for access to all family building options.
Creating Awareness About Infertility
"Education and awareness are our most powerful tools against infertility," says Dr. Spencer Richlin, an RMACT reproductive endocrinologist who will be participating in RESOLVE's Advocacy Day on May 7, 2014 in Washington, DC. "Through NIAW and Advocacy Day, we are creating awareness about infertility among Congress and anyone who plans to have a family. After all, even patients who are otherwise healthy can struggle with infertility."
Throughout the year, RMACT helps educate patients about healthy pregnancies and their fertility through individual medical care, seminars, workshops and written materials. During NIAW, RMACT is hosting several free fertility events in Connecticut.
Connecticut Fertility Events
- Fertility Yoga, 5:45 – 7:00 p.m., Trumbull Office (115 Technology Drive, Suite C200)
- Ladies Night In, 6:45 – 8:00 p.m., Trumbull Office (115 Technology Drive, Suite C200)
- Fertile Yoga, 5:45 – 7:00 p.m., Norwalk Office (20 Glover Avenue)
- Prenatal Yoga, 7:15 – 8:15 p.m., Norwalk Office (20 Glover Avenue)
- Fertile Yoga, 6:00 – 7:15 p.m., YogaSpace in Brookfield (777 Federal Road)
- Fertile Meal Planning, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m., Norwalk Office (20 Glover Avenue)
"The theme of National Infertility Awareness Week® is 'Resolve to know more,' and RESOLVE is delighted to work with practices and organizations across the country to call attention to the disease of infertility," said Barbara Collura, RESOLVE's President/CEO. "This is a wonderful week when our community comes together to rally around the cause of infertility."
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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.