RMACT Sponsors March of Dimes “March for Babies”

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Fertility Practice Shows Support for Healthy Pregnancies

“The March of Dimes thanks RMACT for its continuing support of March for Babies and the March of Dimes mission to give all babies a healthy start,” said Greg Plage, Executive Director of the March of Dimes Fairfield County Division.

For the second consecutive year, Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) is sponsoring the March of Dimes’ annual fundraiser, “March for Babies,” in Fairfield, CT. As sponsors for the Kid Zone, RMACT is providing goodie bags and a magician to entertain children at the walk’s culmination at Jennings Beach. In addition, RMACT will have a team of walkers, including staff, patients and colleagues, to show their support for March of Dimes’ mission for healthy pregnancies. The walk will take place at the culmination of National Infertility Awareness Week, on April 30.

RMACT’s sponsorship is another step toward healthy pregnancies and will help raise awareness of the importance of singleton pregnancies when going through fertility treatment. During the past year RMACT made an important contribution to the fertility field through an award-winning clinical study for Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening (CCS). This new, cutting-edge form of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) tests biopsied embryos to identify the one most likely to result in a healthy pregnancy. Therefore patients are encouraged to transfer one embryo to limit their risk of twins and to promote having one healthy baby at a time.

Single pregnancies are ideal because they place less physical stress on mother and child. While multiple births are magical, especially twins, they have become more common in recent years. These gestations can pose serious threats, including preterm labor, premature birth, low birth weight, gestational diabetes and preeclampsia. The babies can also have long-term disabilities such as mental retardation, cerebral palsy, and vision and hearing loss.

“We’re striving for healthy pregnancies, whether we’re working with our infertility patients, refining advanced fertility procedures like CCS or banding together for a community event such as ‘March for Babies’,” says Dr. Mark Leondires, Medical Director of RMACT. “March of Dimes does important work, and we’re proud to support their efforts.”

“The March of Dimes thanks RMACT for its continuing support of March for Babies and the March of Dimes mission to give all babies a healthy start. Their ongoing sponsorship helps to ensure that critical research and education will continue to benefit moms and babies in Connecticut and across the nation,” said Greg Plage, Executive Director of the March of Dimes Fairfield County Division.

RMACT – Fairfield County’s largest fertility clinic and egg donation center – has a 64% pregnancy success rate (22 pregnancies out of 35 cycles) in patients who have had in-vitro fertilization (IVF) since 2009. RMACT hopes to exceed last year’s donation of over $4,000. To make a donation, go to:

About March of Dimes
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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 its own cutting-edge procedure called Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening (CCS), a form of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). RMACT offers individualized infertility treatment plans in a patient-focused and supportive environment. Support services, such as, psychological counseling, acupuncture and yoga are also available through RMACT Integrated Fertility & Wellness Program, as well as infertility treatment financing.

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). For more information visit http://www.RMACT.com.

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