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National Infertility Awareness Week

April 19-25, 2020

Interviews. Education. Advocacy. All week long.

The RMA of CT Family Celebrates #NIAW

National Infertility Awareness Week has always been a huge event for our family here at RMA of CT. Our doctors, staff, and patients come together each year to shine a light on our passion for family building.

However, there's no denying that this year is different.

The global pandemic has caused interruptions, heartbreak, and more uncertainty than ever before. But that's exactly why we are showing up for #NIAW louder than we ever have before.

Get ready for patient testimonials, virtual advocacy, and live events all. week. long.

What is NIAW?

Started by the advocacy group Resolve, National Infertility Awareness Week is a "national movement" with the mission of eliminating the stigma of infertility, spreading awareness, and creating more conversation around the disease. 

It stands on three principles: awareness, education, and stories. At RMA of Connecticut, we are committed to those pillars and will do our best all week long to share our passions and conversations with you. 

How can you stay in the loop? 

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates and notifications. Also, check out our events calendar for a view at the whole week.

What can you expect? 

  • Instagram Live Interviews with Our Doctors Every Single Day! Each day we will host a 30-minute interview with one of our Reproductive Endocrinologists. In line with the NIAW mission, we want to spread conversation, awareness, and education. Therefore, the discussion will include the meaning behind NIAW, an educational Hot Topic, and a Get to Know the Doc segment! Plus, you'll be able to ask your own questions throughout!
  • Pop-Up Daily Content! Articles, videos, testimonials, support groups... we're rallying all our best virtual content to share with you so you can celebrate NIAW right alongside us.

Now, let's take a look at the day-by-day breakdown of #NIAW...

RMA of CT's NIAW Full Schedule

NIAW CAL

Download the NIAW schedule

Sunday, April 19th

All Day: NIAW Kick-Off

12pm: Facebook Live Fertile Yoga

Like our Facebook page to get a notification!

7pm: Instagram Live with Dr. Joshua Hurwitz

Are you ready to get to know Dr. Hurwitz? He's a true joy to be around, so this is one interview you don't want to miss! We will cover...

  • What to Expect During #NIAW
  • Hot Topic: Egg Freezing
  • Get to Know the Doc!

Monday, April 20th

12pm: Exclusive Video Release | Patient Journey

5pm: Virtual Support Group | Ladies Night In

Email lrosenthal@rmact.com for details on joining the virtual support group.

7pm: Instagram Live with Dr. Shaun Williams

Do you know Dr. Williams, yet? You should! Don't miss the exclusive interview with the Texas native and practice partner. We will cover...

  • What Does #NIAW Mean to You
  • Hot Topic: IUI/Ovulation Induction
  • Get to Know the Doc!

Tuesday, April 21st

7pm: Instagram Live with Dr. Ilana Ressler

Dr. Ressler - the sports fanatic, PCOS specialist, and the newest addition to the Top Doctor RMA of CT family - is up next on the Livestream docket! We will cover...

  • What Does #NIAW Mean to You
  • Hot Topic: PCOS
  • Get to Know the Doc!

8pm: Virtual Support Group | Pregnancy After Infertility

Email lrosenthal@rmact.com for details on joining the virtual support group.

Wednesday, April 22nd

All Day: #WearOrange Day!

Resolve has started a #wearorange initiative to spread the word about infertility awareness and reduce the stigma of the disease. Post a pic of you participating in the #wearorange campaign!

12pm: Facebook Live Fertile Yoga

Like our Facebook page to get a notification!

7pm: Instagram Live with Dr. Spencer Richlin

Dr. Richlin is a West Coast transplant and serves as RMA of Connecticut's Surgical Director. He's bright, beloved, and loves his patients. In his interview, we will cover...

  • What to Expect During #NIAW
  • Hot Topic: Embryo Testing and Fertility Technology
  • Get to Know the Doc!

Thursday, April 23rd

12pm: Facebook Live: How To Be Your Own Fertility Advocate

Join us for a Facebook Live with Patient Advocate, Lisa Rosenthal. Lisa will tell you how you can be your own fertility advocate. Lisa will discuss Resolve Organization's Virtual Advocacy Day; what it is, why it's important & how you can help. When we come together, our voice becomes more powerful. 

7pm: Instagram Live with Dr. Cynthia Murdock

Meet Dr. Murdock! She's a partner at RMA of Connecticut and has always been a fertility educator, both to her patients and peer physicians. Don't miss Dr. Murock's interview where we will cover...

  • What Does #NIAW Mean to You
  • Hot Topic: IVF and Attrition Rate
  • Get to Know the Doc!

8pm: Zoom Happy Hour | Mocktail Edition

Email lrosenthal@rmact.com for details on joining the virtual support group.

Friday, April 24th

12pm: Instagram Live with Medical Director, Dr. Mark Leondires

Last, but certainly not least, we have Dr. Mark Leondires on the Instagram Live! As the Medical Director and Founder, Dr. Leondires is has a passion for this practice that is infectious and genuine. You'll definitely want to tune in for this interview! We will cover...

  • What Does #NIAW Mean to You
  • Hot Topic: Donor Egg/Sperm, Surrogacy
  • Get to Know the Doc!

8pm: Virtual Support Group | Everyone's Night In

Email lrosenthal@rmact.com for details on joining the virtual support group.