Events & Awareness This Week – Fertility Testing Tonight, Fertile Yoga & Peer Support, Pregnancy & Infant Loss
October is in full bloom, fall colors yes, it’s a big month at RMACT for education, awareness and advocacy.
Fertility Support, Education, Awareness & Advocacy
We’re pink for Breast Cancer, stand up and fight screaming pink and the exquisite and infinite other shades of pink as we remember those loved ones that we’ve lost.
This is the month where we honor Pregnancy and Infant Loss (on October 15th, RMACT team members will be wearing pins to honor the losses of our babies and offering bracelets to you to wear if you so choose).
RMACT through GayParentstoBe, is standing to support our LGBT youth against bullying, also October 15– read the blog on GayParentstoBe on Thursday about how to be part of a community that helps prevent tragedies.
RMACT coverage of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) continues as well since PCOS does not end because September is over, look for Dr. Joshua Hurwitz’s third and fourth videos on PCOS.
Tonight, Tuesday, October 13, we have a free fertility testing event in Trumbull. Maybe you have a friend who doesn’t have children yet. Share this with her. This is awareness and education about ourselves that can add valuable information as we are planning our lives. The next free fertility testing event will be on Thursday, December 3, 5 p.m. with Spencer Richlin, MD in the RMACT Stamford location, 1290 Summer Street, Suite 3200.
There’s even more that we are offering in the next several weeks at RMACT. Most of our events are free and open to the public. All of the events below are designed to help support people in the process of trying to build their families.
Maybe this is the month you step out of your comfort zone and try a class? Or make a phone call?
Below are some brief explanations for what these events have to offer. Please ask a question if you are intrigued. Remember, these programs are here to support you.
In fact, that’s why we are here. To support you and help you build your family when you are ready. ~ Lisa Rosenthal
Fertility Support Events at RMACT
Fertile Yoga This Week
Yoga, meditation and deep relaxation can help men and women experiencing the challenges of infertility. Fertile Yoga helps couples relax and relaxation can help one make more satisfying decisions, communicate more clearly with their doctor, and sustain treatment with a more positive perspective.
What you need: Comfortable clothing, a yoga mat, and bottle of water.
Wednesday night in Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) Trumbull office- 115 Technology Drive, Suite C200. Class meets from 5:45-6:45. Free and open to the public Learn More
Thursday night in RMACT’s Norwalk office- 761 Main Avenue, Norwalk, suite 200. Class meets from 5:45-6:45. Free and open to the public. Pre-natal yoga meets from 7:00-8:00, $10.00 fee. Learn More
Friday night at Yogaspace at 78 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, CT. Class meets from 7:00-8:00 pm. Free and open to the public. Learn More
Third Party Reproduction Support Group – November 3- Group meets in RMACT’s Norwalk office- 342 Main Avenue, Norwalk, suite 200. Free and open to the public.
Please note a time change: This group meets the first Tuesday of each month from 8:30 AM– 9:30 AM in Norwalk.
This group welcomes patients in all stages of their family building process – from thinking about moving forward using an egg and/or sperm donor to choosing a donor to beginning your cycle and finally, to parenting. This group is facilitated by Lisa Schuman, LCSW. For more information, or if you have a question, please call 203-750-7407. Learn More
Ladies Night In – October
Ladies Night In is a peer-led support group facilitated by two former fertility patients, Carrie Van Steen and Lisa Rosenthal. Share experiences, hope and very often, a good laugh with other women who understand what you're going through, because they're going through it too.This peer support group is free of charge and open to the public.
Trumbull: Wednesday, October 14- RMACT office- 115 Technology Drive, Suite C200. (Following Fertile Yoga) 6:45-8:00 Learn More
Norwalk: Thursday- October 22- RMACT office- 761 Main Avenue, Norwalk, suite 200. (Following Fertile Yoga) 6:45-8:00 Learn More
Free Fertility Testing
The Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) blood test helps doctors determine a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant, now and in the future. If you know that you would like to have a family, even if you are not ready at the moment, this testing can give you information to help you make educated decisions about when to start building a family.
Please do share the event information with friends and family members who could benefit from this type of testing. Today, Tuesday, October 13, 2015 in Trumbull. (The next free fertility testing event will be on Thursday, December 3, 5 p.m. with Spencer Richlin, MD in the RMACT Stamford location, 1290 Summer Street, Suite 3200)
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.