Free CT Fertility Testing - Why Share This? RMACT in Danbury, June 5
Free CT Fertility Testing - Why Share?
Be a fertility advocate. RMACT is conducting a free fertility testing in Danbury, CT on June 5, 2014. Read more for details.
Tell your friends who don’t have children yet to get tested. There’s a very simple, non-invasive blood test that looks at a woman’s AMH level. AMH, Anti-Mullerian hormone, can be evaluated at any time during a woman’s reproductive cycle. She can be on birth control pills or not. She can be taking other medications and it will not affect her receiving an accurate outcome. Testing AMH is one of, if not, the best predictor for what that woman’s fertility potential is.
Does this sound pretty powerful? Well, it is. Should every woman age 18 and up be tested? In my opinion? Yes. Does that sound drastic and too far reaching? Maybe it sounds that way.
To me, it sounds like keeping an eye on your fertility so that you don’t realize too late that your options are much more limited or will take a lot of medical intervention to have a baby. To me? It sounds like checking your oil in your car. Or having any other part of a regular physical exam.
Given how early our fertility takes a precipitous drop, yes, I would want every woman over the age of 18 to have her AMH tested as regularly as she gets a pap smear done. It’s heartbreaking to be that woman who has to face that she has missed the opportunity to have a child, or that the only way that she will be able to is with fertility treatment (which she may or may not be medically insured for).
Be A Fertility Advocate
This blog isn’t about convincing you to have your AMH level checked. After all, I started off with the words, “be a fertility advocate”.
What I’m asking you to do is spread the word. Tell your friends. Tell your colleagues. Share this blog on FB. Tweet the information. Share it in all the ways that you would share anything else that you felt was important to get out there.
And please understand. I am not suggesting that women have their children before they are ready. That is not the point. The point is education. Knowing that it’s relatively safe to defer baby making for your career, or that it’s taking a risk. Being educated is empowering. You may not like what you hear about your AMH level or it may be tremendously reassuring. Either way, it ceases to be a mystery.
Know what you can about your own fertility so that you can make educated choices about having your children.
Perhaps that way, you won’t face the heartbreak that I see when it’s no longer a possibility.
Share this. Empower other women to understand their choices.
How AMH Testing Can Indicate Reproductive Health
At this free seminar, fertility testing is now available from RMA of Connecticut! There will be a brief presentation and a blood test. (You can take the test while on the birth control pill or at any time during your menstrual cycle.)
Our doctors and nurses will be present to discuss how AMH testing can indicate reproductive health. Participants will receive a call from an RMACT clinical staff member with test results within 10 business days.
Registration is Recommended. Please join us! Get the information you need to plan for your future family.
Time: 6:00 PM
67 Sand Pit Road,
Danbury, CT 06810
Light refreshments will be included.
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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.