Fertility Practice Hosts Support Group for Single Women Considering Parenthood

by Katie Gaines

Reproductive Medicine Associates of CT Empowers Women to Share Their Concerns, Questions and Hopes for Parenthood as Single Women


NORWALK, CT (July 11, 2013) – On Tuesday, July 23 from 6 – 7:30 p.m., Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) will host a group discussion and social gathering for single women interested in parenthood. Facilitated by RMACT’s psychologist Lisa Tuttle, PhD, the support group may include topics such as choosing a sperm donor; talking to friends, family, and co-workers; creating a strong support system; how to talk with your child(ren) about donor conception.


“Over the past several years, especially now that egg freezing technology has greatly improved, we have seen increased interest from single women who want to start a family,” says Dr. Lisa Tuttle, a clinical psychologist with over 17 years of experience helping fertility patients. “Our RMACT Team wants to support and empower these women by educating them about the medical and psychosocial aspects of using a sperm donor.”


The discussion will give women a chance to meet other like-minded women, and to talk about the decisions related to being a single mother. It is also a chance to voice their anxieties and excitement, and to find support from others in a similar situation.


When: Tuesday, July 23

Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Where: RMACT Norwalk Office; 10 Glover Avenue


Please go to www.rmact.com/events for a complete list of RMACT seminars and classes on topics such as preconception wellness and Fertile Yoga.


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 Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening (CCS). 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 affiliate New York fertility clinics serving Putnam and Dutchess counties. RMACT also offers infertility treatment financing and support services, such as nutrition counseling, massage therapy, psychological counseling, acupuncture and yoga, through RMACT 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 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. 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.


Topics: Support, Single Mom To Be

Starting a Family as a Single Female | June 16

Robin Mangieri

by Robin Mangieri

Single Female ParenthoodSingle Women Pursuing Parenthood

Please join us for a 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.

Possible topics may include:
•    choosing a sperm donor
•    deciding to adopt
•    talking to friends, family, and co-workers
•    creating a strong support system
•    what do I tell my child?

This group is free of charge.  It is facilitated by Lisa Tuttle, PhD, clinical psychologist.  If you have any questions, please call Lisa      at (203) 852-9099.  

Light refreshments will be served.
RSVP to Cori at (203) 750-7492

Thursday, June 16th, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
10 Glover Ave, Norwalk, CT

Topics: Support, Family, Fertility Treatment, Single Mom To Be