Single Mom By Choice Questions Answered – A Preview to Ask The Expert & A Free Event This Sunday
Lisa Schuman, LCSW, (Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut’s Director of Mental Health Services) will be debuting on Ask the Expert, a new section on PathtoFertility, next Thursday, November 12th.
Ask the Expert Lisa Schuman, LCSW Your Fertility Questions
We will accept questions in multiple places, beginning with right here on PathtoFertility. You can also ask questions via all social media avenues- Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest. Your questions and your identity can remain anonymous by using this secure email address– firstname.lastname@example.org as well. More on this in the week to come.
Meanwhile today, Ms. Schuman gives you a little taste of her wisdom and expertise by answering some questions about this Sunday’s Single Women Pursuing Parenthood event. See below for a complete list of speakers and topics, as well as details about this free event.
Why Attend an Event About Becoming a Single Mom by Choice?
- What’s the number one reason that women who are considering becoming a single mom should come to the event?
It’s a unique opportunity to meet with the leading expert in the area, Jane Mattes, LCSW (Founder of SingleMothersbyChoice), an award winning REI (Reproductive Endocrinologist), Dr. Spencer Richlin, who focuses on the particular needs and concerns of SingleMomstoBe and a social worker (Lisa Schuman, LCSW) who has been specializing in reproductive medicine and single moms for decades.
- Are there some fears that you can allay about becoming a mom in this manner?
We will give you insight into the world of single motherhood which can not only give you a chance to have your questions answered but help you understand that you are not alone.
- What are a few common misconceptions about becoming a single mom that you have heard over the years?
Concerns such as- this will be too hard, or too expensive, or not fair- be alleviated when you listen to the voice of someone who has been there before you.
Please Join Us for Single Women Pursuing Parenthood
Single Women Pursuing Parenthood: Exploring Options, Available Resources and Community Support
Please join us for a free discussion group and social gathering for single women pursuing parenthood, or seriously thinking about it. This is a chance to meet other women to talk about the decisions, anxieties, excitement and opportunities that you will face along the way to becoming a mother.
Topics may include: choosing a sperm donor, talking to friends, family, and co-workers, creating a support system and what do I tell my child?
This event is free but registration is required. Brunch will be served and the event will be hosted at the Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk: 353 Main Avenue 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. All are welcome in any stage of their parenting journey.
Spencer Richlin, MD, Partner, Surgical Director & Lead Physician of Single Moms To Be at RMACT
Lisa Schuman, LCSW, Director of Psychological Services, RMACT
Jane Mattes, LCSW, Founder of Single Mothers By Choice
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.