Infertility or Not, We Deserve Privacy
The simple answer is yes.
We do want children. Yes.
Yes. We are trying to have children. Yes. We are trying to build our families. Yes. We are hopeful that we will have a pregnancy announcement soon.
Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes and more yeses.
Well. Here’s a different answer.
No, I don’t need to hear about your second cousin, once removed on your stepfather’s side of the family who lives in Russia and what they did to become pregnant.
No, there’s no way that I am interested, in the middle of a cocktail party, in talking about the details of infertility or fertility treatment.
Saying "No" During Fertility Treatment
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.