Alyssa Sperber, an RMACT patient, says: 'Without an AMH test... I may have missed my chance to start a family.'
(PRWEB) October 16, 2013
Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) is offering free anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) tests for women who want to know more about their fertility and reproductive health at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 24 at RMACT’s Trumbull office: 115 Technology Drive, suite C200. RMACT’s Fertility Testing Seminar will be comprised of two parts: a short seminar about fertility led by Dr. Shaun Williams, a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist, and AMH testing conducted by fertility nurses.
AMH testing can help fertility doctors and patients to have a better understanding of their reproductive health today, as well as act as a benchmark for future diagnosis. Women with low AMH levels have several options. If they are considering having a family, they may decide to start trying in the near future. If they are not ready to start a family, they can continue to monitor their egg reserve and seek further diagnostic testing. Alternatively, they can freeze eggs for the future. In 2012 the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) lifted the “experimental” label for egg freezing, largely due to an advanced freezing technique called vitrification that freezes eggs in just minutes.
Alyssa Sperber, an RMACT patient who froze her eggs earlier this year, says: “As I entered my mid-thirties, I was focused on my career and was about to start business school. I want to be able to have a family in the future, so I went to RMACT for diagnostic testing. Without an AMH test, my doctor would not have had enough information to determine that I should pursue egg freezing and I may have missed my chance to start a family.”
“The advances in fertility treatment over the past decade give us more hope, but age is still the number one factor in infertility,” says Dr. Shaun Williams. “The earlier we start working with a patient, the more options we have. Even women who aren’t ready to have children right now benefit from knowing more about their reproductive health. AMH testing is one of the most flexible, most informative tests we have.”
Testing AMH levels is widely recognized as a reliable indicator of a woman’s reproductive potential; however, it does not give the full picture. For a more thorough understanding of their fertility, patients should schedule an individual consultation at RMACT that includes a complete diagnostic work up. For women, diagnostic testing includes AMH, follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and hysterosalpingogram (HSG). For men, who contribute to up to 40 percent of infertility issues, diagnostic testing includes semen analysis. Both partners will also discuss their family and medical histories.
To preregister or for more information, please go to: http://www.rmact.com/events.
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 (SelectCCS). 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 an 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’s 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. Each has received numerous awards, and all five are Castle Connolly "Top Doctors." 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.