Shout Out to Dr. Hurwitz on Fertility Authority

by Katie Gaines

Fertility Authority published an excellent article titled "What You Need to Know about Fertility Clinic Success Rates." It discusses how to read pregnancy rates and what to look for, such as the number of embryos transferred and live birth rates. Dr Hurwitz is quoted and does a great job explaining how to interpret SART data. This is a great read and is not to be missed!

Topics: Fertility, SART, Support

10/26 SEMINAR: Holistic & Traditional Approaches to Infertility

Robin Mangieri

by Robin Mangieri

Infertility Association
On Fertile Ground: Holistic and Traditional Approaches to Infertility

 

A breakfast panel discussion which looks deeper at some possible causes - lifestyle factors, nutritional imbalances, even emotional elements and offers ways in which couples may be able to overcome their fertility challenges by taking responsibility for themselves, rather than handing it all over to the doctors.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010
7:30am – 10:00am
Continental Manor,
112 Main St, Norwalk, CT


Our panel represents Western, Eastern and Integrated approaches
to fertility - offering a strong potential for success in promoting fertility.  Moderated By: Kelley Connors, MPH Real Women on Health!

Download PDF: Infertility Challenges: Holistic and Traditional Approaches


 

Dr. Spencer Richlin, Surgical Director, Reproductive Endocrinologist & Fertility Specialist @ RMACTDr. Spencer Richlin: Surgical Director and Infertility Specialist in reproductive endocrinology at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut

Vicki Kobliner, MS RD: Registered Dietitian with extensive experience in achieving optimal wellness

Joel Evans, MD: Nationally recognized wellness expert, educator, author, physician and founder of Center for Women’s Health

Elaine M. Malin, MTCM, L.Ac.: Licensed acupuncturist and a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine

Fertility: Traditional and Holistic Approaches
Tickets are $35 before Oct. 16/$45 after Oct. 16

To purchase tickets and learn more, visit
www.tlctimeforme.com or call (203) 853-4TLC

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to RESOLVE The National Infertility Association

Topics: Infertility, Fertility, Acupuncture, RMACT Team, Wellness, Support, Events, RMACT Doctors

Fertility Doctors at RMACT Recognized as Top Doc & Patients’ Choice

Robin Mangieri

by Robin Mangieri

Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut is proud to announce two of its fertility doctors were recently recognized with key awards. Dr. John Stangel was named a "Top Doc" in the New York Metro Area by Castle Connolly for reproductive endocrinology. Dr. Spencer Richlin received the "Patients' Choice Award" from Vitals.com for his work with fertility patients.

Infertility Doctor John Stangel"I am excited to be considered a ‘Top Doc' by my colleagues, especially because my respect for them as grown during the 30 years that I have been practicing in Rye," says Dr. Stangel, who is the Westchester County Medical Director of RMACT and has his office in Rye, NY. This is the second time that Dr. Stangel has received the much sought-after "Top Doc" award, which is based on a rigorous, peer-reviewed process by the renowned healthcare research firm Castle Connelly Medical Ltd.

Along with his work at RMACT, Dr. Stangel is also president of the Westchester County Medical Society. He is board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and has been in private practice since 1976.

Fertility Doctor Spencer RichlinDr. Richlin was previously named a "Top Doc" in 2008. He is currently celebrating another accolade - the "Patient's Choice Award" 2010 from Vitals.com. Vitals.com readers rated the reproductive endocrinologist four stars (out of four) in the following categories - accurate diagnosis, spends time with me, follow up, ease of appointment, promptness, courteous staff, bedside manner.

Several patients who rated Dr. Richlin also included glowing personal reviews on the website. One such comment listed says: "Dr. Richlin brings humanity to his medicine - he's incredibly smart and decisive about the direction to take, yet brings humor, kindness, and a wonderful bedside manner to each interaction. He has given me a beautiful daughter, and I'm now expecting #2 with his help - I couldn't be more grateful to him, and consider him a member of my family."

"Awards based on patient input are extremely meaningful," says Dr. Richlin, who is the Surgical Director and a Fertility Doctor with RMACT. "It's gratifying to be recognized for hard work; my colleagues and our staff strive to give our patients the best possible treatment and a positive experience with our practice."

In addition to his position with RMACT, Dr. Richlin is Division Chief of Reproductive Endocrinology and fertility at Norwalk Hospital. Dr. Richlin is Board Certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology, Obstetrics and Gynecology.

About RMACT
Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) specializes in the treatment of infertility. With Connecticut fertility clinics and egg donation offices in Norwalk, Danbury and Greenwich, and affiliate New York fertility clinics serving Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties, our team of Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologists offer a wide range of infertility treatments from ovulation induction and intrauterine insemination (IUI) to the most advanced assisted reproductive technologies including in-vitro fertilization (IVF), egg donation and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). The RMACT team of fertility doctors includes Drs. Mark P. Leondires, Spencer S. Richlin, Joshua M. Hurwitz and Cynthia M. Murdock. All physicians 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. 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). RMACT offers individualized infertility treatment plans in a patient-focused and supportive environment. Support services, such as, infertility treatment financing, psychological counseling, acupuncture and yoga are also available.

Topics: Fertility, reproductive endocrinologist, Fertility Treatment, RMACT Doctors

Assisted Reproductive Technology and Overcoming Infertility

by Brian Poe

Center For Disease Control

Considering Assisted Reproductive Technology?

Dr. Mark Leondires - Medical Director, Infertility Specialist & Reproductive Endocrinologist at Reproductive Medicine Associates recommends reviewing these CDC videos when considering Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART).

ART Success Methods Focuses on being healthy before, during, and after ART treatment, with a special consideration of health behaviors that could enhance fertility treatment outcomes and promote health after ART success (e.g., pregnancy and live-birth).
Assisted Reproductive Technology Success Rate Report Will help you identify and use important parts of the CDC's ART Success Rates Report including the National Summary and Fertility Clinic tables.
Single Embryo Transfer Considerations Presents information regarding a decision facing an increasing number of ART patients.

In the United States, more than 430 clinics provide services to patients seeking to overcome infertility. CDC’s annual report on ART Clinic Success Rates is one tool used by consumers to identify clinics offering medical care and other services. These videos, prepared by CDC, can help consumers considering ART services. Whether you are hoping to become pregnant or seeking information to help a person with infertility, these videos present important information to help you.

The videos and materials focus on the important period before beginning care in an ART clinic—when a person or couple is in the process of selecting a clinic or provider. ART is just one option available to overcome infertility. Specialists in male and female reproductive endocrinology should be consulted to determine if your needs can be met using other forms of infertility care.

ART Importance in Infertility

Topics: pregnancy, Fertility, Fertility Clinic, assisted reproduction, Fertility Treatment, RMACT Doctors

Summer Fertility Seminars - Get Ready For Pregnancy + Thrive w/ PCOS

by Brian Poe

Summer Fertility Seminar Living and Thriving with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Led by Carolyn Gundell, MS and Diana D’Amelio, RPA-C, this seminar will focus on the underlying causes of PCOS, its impact on physical and emotional health and how weight and activity can affect hormone and insulin levels as well as how they assist in weight management, reduce cholesterol levels and help to increase fertility.

 

Danbury Location

Wed  |  July 14                     6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

 

Norwalk Location

Wed  |  August 4                  6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

 

Preconception Considerations:
Getting Ready for Pregnancy

Health and lifestyle changes made prior to pregnancy help to reduce complications in pregnancy and delivery, in addition to helping improve the health of the baby.  Prenatal nutrition, environmental concerns and the health of both partners will be discussed.  This seminar will be led by Carolyn Gundell, MS and Diana D’Amelio, RPA-C.

 

Danbury Location

Wed |  June 9                     6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Norwalk Location

Wed |  July 21                     6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

 

Seminars are $10 per person or

$15 per  couple

Refreshments will be served

RSVP to Cori at 203-750-7492

Danbury Seminar:  67 Sand Pit Road, Suite 300, Danbury, CT

Norwalk Seminar: 10 Glover Avenue, Norwalk, CT

Please call to confirm date, time and/or location as they are subject to change.

Topics: pregnancy, Fertility, PCOS, RMACT Team, Wellness, Events

Summer Fertility Seminar Series - Danbury: Foods, Getting Ready For Pregnancy & PCOS

by Brian Poe

Summer SeminarNutrition Tools for Fertility Success

Wednesday June 2nd                              6:00 PM – 7:30 PM       

Can supermarket sense improve fertility?  Do you sometimes feel misled by food labels?  Carolyn Gundell, MS, Nutritionist will lead you through the supermarket maze.  We will discuss how and why certain foods are being called “fertility foods.” Participants will learn about hidden sugars, healthy fats, whole grains, organic foods, and the fertility secrets to meal balancing.

Pre-conception Considerations:  Getting Ready for Pregnancy

Wednesday June 9th                               6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Health and lifestyle changes made prior to pregnancy help to reduce complications in pregnancy and delivery, in addition to helping improve the health of the baby.  Prenatal nutrition, environmental concerns and the health of both partners will be discussed.  Led by Carolyn Gundell, MS and Diana D’Amelio, RPA-C.

Living and Thriving with PCOS

Wednesday July 14th                              6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Led by Carolyn Gundell, MS and Diana D’Amelio, RPA-C, this seminar will focus on the underlying causes of PCOS, its impact on physical and emotional health and how weight and activity can affect hormone and insulin levels as well as how they assist in weight management, reduce cholesterol levels and help to increase fertility.

 

RSVP to Carrie 203-731-2520, ext. 289 – space is limited!

Seminars are $10 per person/$15 per couple

Refreshments will be served

 

 2010 Summer Seminar Series - Danbury

Seminars will take place at our Danbury location:

67 Sand Pit Road, Suite 300, Danbury, CT

Please visit our website or call to confirm date, time and/or location as they are subject to change.

 

Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut

www.rmact.com     www.PathToFertility.com

Topics: pregnancy, Fertility, PCOS, RMACT Team, Wellness, Events

Summer Fertility Seminars - Norwalk: Foods, Getting Ready For Pregnancy & PCOS

by Brian Poe

Summer Fertility Seminar

Nutrition Tools for Fertility Success

 Saturday June 19th                              11:00 AM - 12:30 PM   

Can supermarket sense improve fertility?  Do you sometimes feel misled by food labels?  Carolyn Gundell, MS, Nutritionist will lead you through the supermarket maze.  We will discuss how and why certain foods are being called "fertility foods." Participants will learn about hidden sugars, healthy fats, whole grains, organic foods, and the fertility secrets to meal balancing.

Pre-conception Considerations:  Getting Ready for Pregnancy

 Wednesday July 21st                               6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Health and lifestyle changes made prior to pregnancy help to reduce complications in pregnancy and delivery, in addition to helping improve the health of the baby.  Prenatal nutrition, environmental concerns and the health of both partners will be discussed.  Led by Carolyn Gundell, MS and Diana D'Amelio, RPA-C.

Living and Thriving with PCOS

Wednesday August 4th                          6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Led by Carolyn Gundell, MS and Diana D'Amelio, RPA-C, this seminar will focus on the underlying causes of PCOS, its impact on physical and emotional health and how weight and activity can affect hormone and insulin levels as well as how they assist in weight management, reduce cholesterol levels and help to increase fertility.

 

RSVP to Cori 203-750-7492 - space is limited!

Seminars are $10 per person/$15 per couple

Refreshments will be served

 

2010 Summer Seminar Series - Norwalk

Seminars will take place at our Norwalk location:

10 Glover Avenue, Norwalk, CT

Please visit our website or call to confirm date, time and/or location as they are subject to change.

 

Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut

www.rmact.com   |   www.PathToFertility.com

Topics: pregnancy, Fertility, PCOS, Wellness, Events

Sleep: Impact on Weight Gain, Diabetes Risk and Fertility

by Brian Poe

Sleep Study  Do you have difficulty waking up?  Do you feel tired throughout the day, even when you thought you had a good night's sleep? Does your bed partner say that you snore?  Do you have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep?  Do your legs jerk and move during the night?  Do you sometimes wake up gasping to breathe? Do you wake with chronic morning headaches or a dry throat? If you or your partner answers yes to any one of these questions, then you both may want to attend RMACT's Sleep seminar.

Poor quality and inadequate hours of sleep can have a negative effect on reproductive and overall health.  Come find out how both men and women can improve fertility and reduce their risk of weight gain, high blood pressure and heart disease by getting a good night's sleep.

Thursday May 13, 2010

6:30 - 8:00 PM

RMACT

10 Glover Avenue, Norwalk, CT

RMACT is proud to welcome Dr. Ian D. Weir, Associate Director of the Sleep Disorders Center/Director of the Insomnia Center at Norwalk Hospital to lead this seminar with our nutritionist Carolyn Gundell, MS.

Please RSVP to Cori at 203-750-7492

This seminar is free of charge but reservations are required as space is limited.

www.rmact.com

www.PathToFertility.com

Topics: Fertility, Diabetes, Wellness

Fertilty Doctor Mark Leondires Talks About Fertility, Pregnancy & Menopause

Robin Mangieri

by Robin Mangieri

Dr. Mark Leondires from Fairfield County's largest fertility center discusses "Life of a Woman: Development from Pre‐Teen to Menopause" at the Annual Fairfield County Women's Expo. 

When: May 1, 2010

Where:  The Stamford Plaza Hotel, 2701 Summer Street, Stamford, CT 06905. (formerly the Sheraton). Free  indoor parking. 

When:  Saturday 12:00 to 12:45

A woman’s body is ever evolving; affecting every stage of her life in ways most women do not realize or fully understand. Dr. Mark Leondires of Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) will discuss the changes of a woman’s body – the burgeoning of her reproductive years, her fertility, her post‐pregnancy
body and the culmination of menopause. The discussion will touch upon the functionality of each stage, as well as how it affects her overall physical health and leads into the next stage of life’s cycle. 
  For more info: http://www.ctexpos.com/fcwe/

Fertility Doctor Mark Leondires @ Women's Expo Fairfield

Topics: pregnancy, Fertility, RMACT Doctors

"Hysterectomies, Hormones and Fertility": Discussion with Drs. Adam Ofer & Spencer Richlin

by Greg Zola

Hysterectomies, Hormones & Fertilty. Bright Pink Outreach. High-Risk Young Women

View/Print PDF of above flyer: Click Here: Bright Pink's OUTREACH EVENT. Hysterectomies, Hormones and Fertility. Location.Date Information

Text:

Please Join Us for a discussion about

"Hysterectomies, Hormones and Fertility" with Drs. Adam Ofer & Spencer Richlin.

The Connecticut Chapter of

Bright Pink's OUTREACH EVENT for High-Risk Young Women

DATE: Monday, October 26th

TIME: 7:00 - 8:30 PM

LOCATION:

RMA of Connecticut (rear entrance)
10 Glover Avenue
NOrwalk, CT 06850

FREE OF CHARGE

Bright Pink Outreach events offer young women with a strong family history of breast/ovarian cancer the opportunity to experience a positive activity with other high risk women and engage in a discussion on a topic related to being young and high risk.

RSVP to Genna@BeBrightPink.org


Topics: Fertility, Hormones, cancer, RMACT Doctors