RMACT Provides Fertility Testing for Teachers All Summer

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Fairfield County’s Leading Fertility Clinic Has Created a Fertility Program for Female Teachers

fertility specialist Cynthia Murdock, MD

Dr. Cynthia Murdock is one of five Board Certified reproductive endocrinologists at RMACT

Dr. Cynthia Murdock, a Board Certified OB/GYN and reproductive endocrinologist at RMACT says: “This program is about more than offering a free test; it is an opportunity for women to have the necessary facts to plan for the future and for their family."

Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) has created a program to support female teachers and their fertility. For the second consecutive summer, any teacher interested in her reproductive health, whether she plans to start a family now or in the future, can visit any of RMACT’s four locations for an anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) blood test. AMH is an excellent measure of a woman’s ovarian reserve, which naturally declines with age. If the teacher finds she is in need of fertility treatment or further testing, RMACT will give her a $250 credit towards treatment costs at RMACT.

RMACT’s medical staff will be available to draw blood for the AMH tests from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Monday through Friday at the fertility practice’s locations in Danbury, Norwalk, Stamford and Trumbull on a walk-in basis through Labor Day.

“Like the teachers we created this program for, we believe in education,” says Dr. Cynthia Murdock, a Board Certified OB/GYN and reproductive endocrinologist. “We offer more than 200 workshops, support groups and classes each year because we want our patients to be informed about their fertility. This program is about more than offering a free test; it is an opportunity for women to have the necessary facts to plan for the future and for their family.”

Teachers who come to RMACT will have their blood drawn and will receive a phone call from an RMACT nurse with results within 10 business days. The AMH blood test can be drawn at any time of a woman’s menstrual cycle, even if she is on Birth Control Pills so there is no special scheduling required.

AMH levels are widely recognized as a reliable indicator of a woman’s reproductive potential; however, 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, this 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 during their initial consultations.

Based on the latest annual clinic summary report from Society of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (http://www.SART.com), RMACT continues to be a national leader in the fertility field with a live birth rate significantly higher for women under 35 with thawed, non-donor cycles; RMACT has a live birth rate of 66% (84/127) as compared to 44% nationally.

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 Chromosome 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 five 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.


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