Infertility Financing? Fertility Medication Coverage? PathToFertility Will Get On It
I’ve been writing PathtoFertility for over four and a half years now. One thousand, four hundred fifty two plus blogs.
I’ve written blogs on medical, psychological, spiritual, scientific, political, media, laboratory issues and more. I’ve written blogs about mothers and fathers day, Labor day, Memorial day, several on Valentine’s day, Christmas, Chanukah, Ramadan, Easter, Passover, Kwanza, PCOS awareness month and infertility awareness week.
I’ve covered heart disease, diabetes, ovarian cancer, dental hygiene, regular obstetrical visits and more different and very specific aspects of the infertility experience.
PathToFertility Has Covered All Types of Infertility Support
Nutrition, exercise, health and well being, sleep health, yoga, tennis, running, spinning, cycling outside, Pilates, hiking, sitting and contemplating life, aerobic versus non aerobic exercise have been written about at least once, if not twice, often by guest bloggers from within the Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) team and just as frequently from other professionals in the field.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with fertility patients sharing their stories, anonymously or not, to help normalize the path to fertility for others. Each of the RMACT doctors (Dr’s Leondires, Richlin, Hurwitz, Murdock and Williams) write for PathtoFertility at least two or three times a year. Carolyn Gundell, MS, RMACT’s lead nutritionist, Lisa Schuman, LCSW, and Melissa Kelleher, LCSW (all from our Integrated Fertility and Wellness Program [IFW]) write for our blog regularly. Amy Matton, MS, LAc,, Jing Zhang, XMS, LAc,, and Elaine Malin, MTCM, L.Ac, also from IFW, help us understand more about acupuncture for fertility and share the research that is out there to support how, why and when to make appointments to support fertility treatment.
There have been blogs about the weather, the sun, the moon, the traffic conditions, many about the snow, gratitude, compassion, love, finding hope, losing our minds and tempers. Baby showers. Oh, yeah, definitely blogs about baby showers. And baby announcements. And ultrasound pictures on facebook. Birthdays. Mother in law’s, partners, spouses, husbands, best friends, work colleagues and distant relatives.
I’ve written about our Integrated Fertility & Wellness (IFW), RMACT’s Adolescent and Adult PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) Program, our Third Party Reproduction, SingleMomstoBe and GayParentstoBe programs. Many times.
There are regular event listings for the on-going and one time, often free and open to the public, events that RMACT offers and supports.
PathtoFertility has posted, as of last month, 1,452 blogs on all the topics mentioned above, even more about the many aspects of infertility, fertility and women’s health.
Coming Soon – Blogs on Infertility Financing & Insurance Coverage
You know what I have rarely written about?
Finances. More specifically, I have infrequently written about infertility insurance, finances and how the changing health care system is affecting men and women who need reproductive health support. I also, shame on me, have rarely, if ever, written about the hard working finance team at RMACT.
Really, shame on me.
That’s about to change.
Luckily, our finance department is a group of forgiving people. Not mentioning our finance manager by name, per her request, I will just say that she is an extraordinary woman that RMACT is lucky to have.
We are going to publish a series of blogs where our financial representative will share their most frequently asked questions, what they want (and even need) patients to know about their insurance, what to expect in terms of co-pays and more.
The point of these blogs will be to make clear what is currently very challenging to understand.
That’s always the point on PathtoFertility.
And to remind you that you are not alone.
We make sure of that every day here on PathtoFertility.
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.