Resolve New England Asks RMACT's Patient Advocate to Speak at Fertility Conference
I'm honored to be participating in the Resolve New England Conference this coming weekend. Having been a fertility patient for six and a half years, a long time ago, and been working as a Patient Advocate in the decades ever since, I'm also honored to work with people trying to conceive and trying to stay whole and complete while doing it. It's my privilege to work with people trying to build their families. It's what I love doing. It's my passion.
I'm a yoga teacher who doesn't believe in "negative feelings". At least not in the way that we commonly hear them spoken about. I believe that we have a full set of human emotions that include fear, sadness, disappointment, frustration and anger. I believe that those feelings have as much of a place in our lives as any other feelings. In fact, they are a normal response to certain, life altering circumstances in life, including infertility, failed fertility treatment cycles and miscarriages. I also believe that there are ways to process these types of profound disappointments and losses. It is possible to survive fertility treatment and yes, even thrive. Not every moment, but most of the time. And it is possible only by acknowledging the sadness and frustration that infertility brings.
I look forward to presenting these ideas and tools to participants in the conference on Saturday. Thanks Resolve New England for inviting me to join you!
Infertility is tough enough. Getting through it alone is unnecessary.
Join me on Saturday. We'll figure this out together- Lisa Rosenthal
Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut Will Participate in RESOLVE New England’s 23rd Annual Conference
Patient Advocate Lisa Rosenthal Will Address Fertility Patients on Saturday, November 5 in Marlborough, MA
On Saturday, November 5 from 3:40 p.m. – 5 p.m., Patient Advocate Lisa Rosenthal of Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) will participate in RESOLVE New England’s 23rd Annual Conference in Marlborough, MA. The Conference, which is the largest consumer infertility conference in the country, is an opportunity for anyone interested in their reproductive health and family building options to learn more about their fertility and current treatment options.
Rosenthal, who is editor-in-chief at RMACT and writes the fertility practice’s renowned blog Path To Fertility, will lead a seminar that explores surviving versus thriving as an infertility patient. She will identify practical tools, services and ideas to counter the negative, but common emotions that often accompany infertility. Rosenthal’s presentation will include an opportunity for attendees to ask questions and have a discussion about how to bring positive energy into their experiences.
“We know, from reliable research, that infertility often causes stress, isolation, anxiety and grief,” says Rosenthal, who also co-leads peer support groups called Ladies Night In throughout Fairfield County, CT. “There are ways for patients to make their journeys more manageable. Although finding ways to thrive while struggling with infertility is not always easy, there are tools that can help make the journey feel lighter.”
Rosenthal’s perspective comes from her own fertility journey, as well as years as a volunteer for RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and as a patient advocate and one of the founders of the American Fertility Association, now called Path2Parenthood. For the past nine years, Lisa has continued to give infertility patients a voice through her work at RMACT, including writing a daily blog (PathToFertility.com), editing Gay Parents To Be and Single Moms To Be blogs, leading peer support groups, teaching Fertile Yoga classes and advocating on Capital Hill for fertility coverage.
About Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT)
RMACT specializes in the treatment of infertility, including assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as intrauterine insemination (IUI), in-vitro fertilization (IVF), and Pre-implantation Genetic Screening (PGS). RMACT, Fairfield County’s largest fertility clinic and egg donation center, is one of 11 leading In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) centers nationwide chosen by In Vitro Sciences to participate in its Centers of Excellence program. RMACT has offices in Norwalk, Danbury, Stamford and Trumbull, and now in Poughkeepsie, NY. RMACT also offers infertility treatment financing and support services, such as nutrition counseling, massage therapy, psychological counseling, acupuncture and yoga, through RMACT’s Integrated Fertility and Wellness Center.
The RMACT team includes lead physicians Drs. Mark P. Leondires, Spencer S. Richlin and Joshua M. Hurwitz, as well as fertility specialists Drs. Cynthia M. Murdock and Shaun C. Williams. All five physicians are Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologists and are members of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and the Fairfield County and Connecticut Medical Societies. Each has received numerous awards, and all five are Castle Connolly "Top Doctors." RMACT’s IVF laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and CLIA; other accreditations include the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). For more information visit http://www.RMACT.com or find us on Facebook.
About RESOLVE New England
Since 1974, RESOLVE New England has been the leading voice and progressive driving force connecting the New England community on the many paths to parenthood. RNE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Waltham, Massachusetts, serving the infertility community in the greater New England region, including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. For more information, visit www.resolvenewengland.org.
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.