NIAW You Are Not Alone – Plan Your Fertility Journey With Egg Freezing
It's National Infertility Awareness Week – NIAW. The theme for this year, "You are not alone".
Great theme. We've been saying that for years. Almost a decade.
Read on about what the future of infertility and fertility treatment look like.
We're hoping that thinking and considering your fertility and family building choices earlier can prevent disappointments further down the road.
Egg Freezing – Proactive Planning for Your Future Family
This is your journey, like any other trip, we make plans. Planning your family BEFORE you're ready?
That just makes good sense.
It’s your journey, but you are not alone.
We are here.
Come join us for information about possible first steps on your journey ~ Lisa Rosenthal
RMACT Hosts Seminar: “Preserving Your Fertility Through Egg Freezing”
Spencer Richlin, MD and Lisa Schuman, LCSW Will Explain Egg Freezing, Lead a Discussion
NORWALK, CT (April 16, 2015) – Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT), which has the most advanced embryology lab in Connecticut, is hosting an educational seminar about egg freezing on Monday, April 27, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Barcelona Wine Bar (222 Summer Street, Stamford, CT). Dr. Spencer Richlin, a fertility specialist, and Lisa Schuman, LCSW, a renown fertility and egg freezing counselor, each have more than 20 years in the fertility field. They will explain the process and medicine behind oocyte cryopreservation, commonly known as egg freezing, as well as discuss the questions that patients can ask themselves to determine if egg freezing is right for them. There will also be an open question and answer discussion.
“For many women, egg freezing is a viable opportunity for women who want a family – just not right now,” says Dr. Spencer Richlin. “I have had heart-breaking conversations with patients when I recommend using donor eggs. Egg freezing helps prevent these conversations and gives women more options for the future.”
Lisa Schuman, LCSW, Mental Health Director at RMACT and Chair of the Oocyte Cryopreservation Task Force for the Mental Health Professional Group of ASRM, explains: “Oocyte cryopreservation is as empowering for women today as the Pill was 50 years ago. Women delay childbearing for a variety of reasons, including pursuing career goals, finding the right partner or medical treatment such as chemotherapy, and they are embracing this option to take control of their family building options.”
Schuman is one of the country’s foremost experts on oocyte preservation and its impact on patients. She has won several awards for her research and academic papers on oocyte cryopreservation, including recognition of two of her most recent studies at the 2014 Annual ASRM Meeting.
“Preserving Your Fertility Through Egg Freezing” is a complimentary event, but registration is required. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or register here. Tapas and refreshments will be served.
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.