New - Introducing Series About IVF (in vitro fertilization) at RMACT
About IVF (in vitro fertilization)
Here at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT), we have a wealth of experience. One of the reasons that I appreciate that so very much is that we can look at different ways to explain things. Our clinical staff, including our board certified reproductive endocrinologists, physicians assistant, specially trained fertility nurses, patient navigators, medical assistants, financial team and more; they all have a specific way of seeing the fertility treatment process and protocols.
Why is that important? Why does that matter? Because sometimes it is helpful to hear a different perspective. Sometimes hearing the same information from just a slightly different point of view, variation on language, a metaphor that makes more sense to you, can bring you to understanding that you can feel all the way to your toes.
So, something new for this blog, PathtoFertility; an ongoing series by our wonderful, talented team at RMACT. Below, find the information that we have on our website regarding IVF.
Next Monday, on Medical Monday, we will have a more step by step description of IVF (in vitro fertilization) from one of our talented fertility nurses. Don’t worry, I will remind you that it’s coming.
You will love it. It’s well written, with a sense of humor, which can be quite a relief in the middle of the seriousness of fertility treatment.
Something to look forward to~ Lisa Rosenthal
During the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process, eggs are removed from the woman’s body and combined with sperm in the laboratory to create embryos, which are then transferred into the woman’s uterus. Nearly 60% of IVF procedures in the United States are performed on women 35 and older.
Before undergoing IVF in Connecticut, you will be prescribed several medications to stimulate the development of multiple ovarian follicles containing eggs to be fertilized. We closely monitor this process using blood tests and ultrasound. Once the eggs have matured, they are retrieved through a simple procedure under ultrasound guidance. We then expose the retrieved eggs to sperm and transfer a limited number of the resulting embryos back into your uterus.
In Vitro Fertilization at RMA Connecticut Recognized for Scientific Excellence
The fertility doctors at RMACT are all board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology. They are members of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), a voluntary, non-profit organization devoted to advancing knowledge and expertise in reproductive medicine and biology. They are also members of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), an organization of assisted reproductive technology providers affiliated with ASRM that has collected data and published annual reports of pregnancy success rates for fertility clinics in the U.S. and Canada since 1989.
In addition, RMACT is fully accredited by both the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM).
Our Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Laboratory meets the highest standards and is certified by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA) for the State of Connecticut. As a result of its expertise and experience, RMACT is one of just 11 leading In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) centers nationwide chosen by In Vitro Sciences to participate in its Centers of Excellence program.
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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.