Changes as PathtoFertility Turns 5 - Fertility Journey Support
PathtoFertility Turns 5: Changes Announced
PathtoFertility is turning five later this month! While PathtoFertility and I are very close, sometimes even indistinguishable from one another, we are not one of the same. (However, for today’s blog when I refer to “we,” I do mean PathtoFertility and me.) PathtoFertility is the first responsibility that I focus on in the morning and it is one that I look forward to every single day. It’s quite an accomplishment, just staying together that long. For that opportunity and honor, I have some folks to thank.
Starting with the physician team of our fertility doctors at RMACT: Drs. Mark Leondires, Spencer Richlin, Joshua Hurwitz, Cynthia Murdock and Shaun Williams. The many other RMACT team members find ways to weave PathtoFertility into conversations with patients on a regular basis and so support our mission of offering extended support and education through the blog. A few special callouts to Robin Mangieri, Greg Zola and Cara Murray for all the professional and personal support that they give on a day to day basis.
PathtoFertility is a living and ever-changing site, with new writing every weekday. With that in mind, we’re (PathtoFertility and I) inviting others to participate with us in a more formal way in the future. We will have guest bloggers on a regular basis. We will have our medical professionals writing and updating us on information regarding fertility treatment and the scientific advancements that occur so frequently. We will have professionals in the field talking to us about the political, sociological, personal and emotional pieces of the infertility and fertility fields. We will have men and women who have experienced infertility, fertility treatment, adoption and childfree living share their experiences, thoughts and feelings with us.
It’s been a very special time for me to have had PathtoFertility for so long all to myself. The relationship that I have with this blog is powerful, consistent and alive. Writing every single day, talking to you, through PathtoFertility, is one of the greatest joys in my life. It is a strong constant in my life, what I arrange my schedule and time around.
Fertility Journey Support: What Will Change and What Won't
And now I’m going to be more generous and start sharing! Look for guest bloggers on a regular basis. I will be searching far and wide with others to share here so that you can count on PathtoFertility being more global, while still staying true to our mission statement:
The Path to Fertility is a place for comprehensive information on infertility treatment in a sensitive and compassionate way. Blogger Lisa Rosenthal has a long history of fertility patient advocacy, support and infertility education that provides comfort, helpful suggestions and a smile or two to those undergoing or considering fertility treatment. The Path to Fertility is here for you, to keep you company on your journey. We welcome and encourage your comments and feedback.
We will be keeping the focus on compassionate support with a special emphasis on “comprehensive” so that we can keep you firmly up to date with what’s happening in the field of infertility.
And there should be no worries for those of you who come mainly to read what I have to say. I am inspired each day by new situations that develop in the infertility and fertility worlds, as well as hearing from men and women who are actively trying to conceive. I still have plenty left to say!
PathtoFertility and I are growing and expanding as is warranted by turning five years old. I’m looking forward to sharing changes with you as we go forward, together.
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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.