Most people… may not realize a simple blood test can tell us whether they will have trouble conceiving on their own in the next five, 10, or 15 years. Because of this, AMH tests are extraordinarily empowering for women.
Trumbull, CT (PRWEB) October 06, 2015
Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) is hosting two events for women who want to understand fertility and learn more about their individual reproductive health. Each event will feature a short seminar led by one of RMACT’s board-certified reproductive endocrinologists. Women will then have the opportunity to have a free anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) test; AMH levels are indicative of a woman’s ovarian reserve and her long-term fertility.
RMACT’s Free Fertility Testing and Seminar Events are being held at:
- Trumbull location, 115 Technology Drive, Suite C200 on Tuesday, October 13 at 5 p.m. with Shaun Williams, MD
- Stamford location, 1290 Summer Street, Suite 3200 on Thursday, December 3, 5 p.m. with Spencer Richlin, MD
Dr. Richlin, a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist and partner at RMACT, says: “Most people know that age is an important factor for infertility. They may not realize a simple blood test can tell us whether they will have trouble conceiving on their own in the next five, 10, or 15 years. Because of this, AMH tests are extraordinarily empowering for women.”
Women who come to the RMACT event will have their blood drawn and will receive a phone call from an RMACT nurse with results within 10 business days. Since AMH is not affected by estrogen and other hormones, it can be tested at any point in the menstrual cycle and even when patients are on birth control pills.
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 infertility issues equally as often as women, diagnostic testing includes a semen analysis. Both partners will also discuss their family and medical histories.
"Some of the hardest conversations we have with patients is when they realize their fertility has declined with age," says Dr. Shaun Williams, a fertility specialist at RMACT. "AMH tests enable a woman to be prepared to make informed decisions based on their family goals. Some may choose to start a family sooner, explore egg freezing options, or take comfort in delaying family building."
This event is free and open to the public; however, registering is encouraged. To register or for more information, please visit http://www.rmact.com/amh.
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.