Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) April 28, 2011
As part of its efforts to help couples understand their fertility during National Infertility Awareness Week (April 24 – 30), Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) will have fertility doctors, nurses and a nutritionist on site at the Fairfield County Women’s Expo from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on April 30 and May 1 at The Stamford Plaza Hotel, 2701 Summer Street in Stamford, CT. This is the second year that RMACT, which is a Silver Sponsor, has participated in the Expo.
“Infertility affects 7.3 million people, and many of them don’t know that they should seek treatment from a fertility specialist,” says Dr. Leondires, Medical Director of RMACT. “During National Infertility Awareness Week, we are helping to get the word out in our community about fertility challenges – how they are defined, how they are treated. The Women’s Expo is a great opportunity to meet with people and answer their questions.”
RMACT professionals will also be able to answer questions about advanced medical treatments such as in vitro fertilization ( IVF), intra-uterine insemination (IUI), as well as a new, cutting-edge treatment called Comprehensive Chromosome Screening (CCS). RMACT is one of only five fertility practices in the nation to offer CCS, and the only one in Connecticut.
In addition, Nutritionist Carolyn Gundell will be able to discuss how nutrition and overall health can impact fertility at the RMACT booth. And Fertile Yoga Founder and Instructor Lisa Rosenthal will lead a Women’s Yoga Class, based on women’s life stages, which is open to all women, of all yoga skill levels, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 30. Nutrition and yoga are part of RMACT’s Integrated Fertility and Wellness Program, which RMACT offers to help patients improve their overall health, and therefore increase the chances of successful treatment. Other services in the program include counseling, acupuncture and peer support groups.
Women under 35 years old should see a fertility doctor if they have been unable conceive after 12 months of unprotected sex; if they are over 35 years old, then they should seek treatment after six months. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine also recommends that women seek the care of a specialist if they have had more than one miscarriage.
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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