"Single Women Pursuing Parenthood" Event November 2- Norwalk, CT
This Sunday! Free event, open to the public for single women considering motherhood. Read below for all the details of this important event. Yes, free. Yes, open to the public. But, please RSVP as it is expected to be a very popular event. Quite a few RSVP's so far, hope you can join us. To read a personal account from Dr. Spencer Richlin, lead physician for SMTB (SingleMomstoBe) about why is spearheading this program, click here.
Hope to see you on Sunday~ Lisa Rosenthal
Single Mothers by Choice, Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut to Co-Host “Single Women Pursuing Parenthood” Event
Single Women Interested in Parenthood Invited to Social Gathering, Discussion on November 2
Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT), Fairfield County’s largest fertility practice and egg donation center, and Single Mothers by Choice (SMC), a community and resource for single mothers, are co-hosting an event for single women who are considering becoming mothers. “Single Women Pursuing Parenthood” is a social gathering for single women to discuss the decisions, anxieties, excitement and opportunities of becoming a mother.
What: Single Women Pursuing Parenthood
Where: Even Hotel, 426 Main Avenue, Norwalk, CT
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Date: Sunday, November 2, 2014
Cost: Free, but RSVP required (RSVP@rmact.com with “11/2 event” in subject line)
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet experts in single motherhood: Jane Mattes, LCSW and founder of SMC; Dr. Spencer Richlin, a partner at RMACT and lead physician for SingleMomsToBe.com; Lisa Schuman, LCSW at RMACT renown for her extensive work with patients and known in the infertility field for her clinical studies and awards. A light brunch will be served while these experts facilitate a discussion about single parenthood; possible topics include choosing a sperm donor, talking to friends, family and co-workers, creating a support system and how to share their stories with children.
“Women have more options than ever when it comes to how and when they want to start a family,” says Dr. Spencer Richlin, a board-certified endocrinologist at RMACT and lead physician for SingleMomsToBe.com. “When we started SingleMomsToBe.com, our goal was to give women more information and resources; events such as this are an extension of that goal with the added benefit of meeting other women considering single parenthood.”
Single Moms To Be, in partnership with Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT), is a program created to provide support for single women through online resources and RMACT’s dedicated medical team, including lead physician Dr. Spencer Richlin, patient navigators, nurses and counselors. SingleMomsToBe.com provides information to single women who want to know more about the emotional and medical process of using assisted reproductive technologies (ART) to become a mom.
About Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT)
RMACT specializes in the treatment of infertility, including assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as intrauterine insemination (IUI), in-vitro fertilization (IVF), and Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening (CCS). RMACT, Fairfield County’s largest fertility clinic and egg donation center, is one of 11 leading In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) centers nationwide chosen by In Vitro Sciences to participate in its Centers of Excellence program. RMACT has offices in Norwalk, Danbury and Stamford, and affiliate New York fertility clinics serving Putnam and Dutchess counties. RMACT also offers infertility treatment financing and support services through RMACT Integrated Fertility & Wellness Center, such as nutrition counseling, massage therapy, psychological counseling, acupuncture and yoga.
The RMACT team of Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologists includes Drs. Mark P. Leondires, Spencer S. Richlin, Joshua M. Hurwitz, Cynthia M. Murdock and Shaun C. Williams. All physicians are members of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and the Fairfield County and Connecticut Medical Societies. RMACT’s IVF laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and CLIA; other accreditations include the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). For more information visit http://www.RMACT.com or find us on Facebook.
About Single Mothers by Choice (SMC)
Single Mothers by Choice (SMC) was founded in 1981 by Jane Mattes, L.C.S.W., a psychotherapist and single mother by choice. Thousands of single women, predominantly in their thirties and forties, have joined us since that time and remain with us as they strive to be the best parents they can be.
Whether you are just beginning to consider the possibility of becoming a single mother, are trying to adopt or conceive, or are already a single mother by choice, SMC can provide you with information, resources, and the opportunity to create a unique virtual and local support network of your peers.
Our primary purpose is to provide support and information to single women who are considering, or have chosen, single motherhood. Our members meet with one another all over the United States, and in Canada, Europe, and beyond. We network with each other and share information and resources about donor insemination, adoption, and parenting at local levels and/or through our lively online discussion forum and newsletters.
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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.