Infertility can be a trying experience, but knowledge and support can help couples navigate the process. No one goes through this journey alone, and it is important to reach out to the resources and communities available for support.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 16, 2013
In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week on April 21-27, Fertility Centers of Illinois is hosting local and online events to build awareness and support the infertility community.
Infertility affects 7.3 million women in the United States, and one in seven couples. Through proactive community outreach, couples and individuals who want to grow their families can be empowered to make educated decisions with family planning.
“Infertility can be a trying experience, but knowledge and support can help couples navigate the process,” says Dr. Meike Uhler with Fertility Centers of Illinois. “No one goes through this journey alone, and it is important to reach out to the resources and communities available for support.”
With Resolve, a national infertility awareness organization, Fertility Centers of Illinois encourages people to “Join the Movement” to improve the lives of those with infertility.
Fertility Centers of Illinois, the largest and most reputable fertility center in the Midwest, is hosting events, seminars and sharing information in honor of National Infertility Awareness Week. Register for all events HERE.
- Sunday, April 21st
Take a Fertility Quiz and test basic fertility knowledge.
- Monday, April, 22nd (7:00 – 8:30 p.m.)
Making Embryos At River North Lab: An Embryo’s Day-By-Day Journey
FCI Physician: Edward Marut, MD
FCI Embryologist: Jill Matthews, TS (ABB)
Dr. Ed Marut and embryologist Jill Matthews explain what actually happens to eggs, sperm, and embryos. Learn how eggs are fertilized, how embryos grow, and how eggs, sperm, and embryos are frozen. Don't miss this fascinating presentation.
Cost: $10, online registration is required.
Location: FCI – Chicago River North, 900 N. Kingsbury, RW 6, Chicago, IL 60610
- Tuesday, April 23rd (7:00 – 8:30 p.m.)
FCI Cracks the Door on Adoption
FCI Psychologist: Marie Davidson, Ph.D., FCI
Special Guest: Jane Turner, Associate Director | Family Resource Center
Many fertility patients would like to know more about adoption options. Adoption expert Jane Turner will provide an overview of the adoption process and answer questions. Learn about different paths to adoption, costs, time frames, and how to start investigating this family-building alternative. Cost is free. Online registration is required.
Cost: Free, online registration is required.
Location: 3703 W. Lake Ave. - Lower Level Classroom - Glenview, IL 60026
- Wednesday, April 24th
Nutrition and Supplements to Support Egg Quality
FCI Physician – Angeline Beltsos, MD
Pulling Down the Moon - Margaret Wertheim, MS, RD
Join this engaging workshop on dietary strategies and nutritional supplements to improve egg quality. This workshop will be helpful for women going through ART or those trying to conceive naturally. During this workshop, attendees develop a nutritional plan to help maximize egg quality.
Register at pullingdownthemoon.com or call (312) 321-0004
Location: Pulling Down the Moon – 900 N. Kingsbury, RW 6A, Chicago, IL 60610
- Thursday, April 25th
Join the Movement Webinar: Find Out How to Make a Difference
Hosted by FCI – Jen Pishotta
EMD Serono - David Nichols | RESOLVE - Barbara Collura
Learn how to be proactive in supporting the rights of all fertility patients, educate, and encourage congressional representatives to vote for the Family Act in 2013. Each voice can make a difference. Join this informative webinar. For more information about RESOLVE, go to resolve.org
Learn About RESOLVE - ADVOCACY DAY - Washington D.C. There is still time to join RESOLVE in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, May 8th.
- Friday, April 26th (8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Schedule a Fertility Awareness Check Up today and receive a 50 percent discount. (Value $45.00) Offer expires at 4:00 p.m.
Go to fcionline.com click on “Schedule a Consultation.” Fill out the form and put in the code “NIAW-FA” in the comment field. An FCI liaison will arrange a screening. If phone registration is preferred, call 877.324.4483 and mention the NIAW-FA code during the call. Learn more about the Fertility Awareness Check Up HERE.
- Saturday, April 27th
Fertility Centers of Illinois | Patient Education Program offers community education seminars, mind body workshops, women and couple support groups. Visit fcionline.com and click on Patient Support then Patient Education Events to see new class schedules available each quarter.
CLICK HERE for Current FCI Patient Education Schedule
Find Community Support /Organizations:
- Monday, April 29th (6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
April Wellness Event: West Meets East
FCI Physician - Eve Feinberg, MD
Holistic Women’s Health Specialists – Jeanie Bussell and Caroline Jung
This event is an up-close and personal opportunity to have questions about infertility answered. Learn about treatments and mind body approaches. Complimentary consultations provided by Dr. Eve Feinberg. Dinner provided by FCI. To Register contact: call 312.260.9000
or visit tiffanikiminstitute.com.
Location: Tiffani Kim Institute, 310 W. Superior St., 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60654
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Fertility Centers of Illinois, S.C., is one of the nation's leading fertility treatment practices, providing advanced reproductive endocrinology services in the Chicago area for more than 30 years. FCI physicians, embryologists and support staff are stringently chosen based on educational background, medical skills and their ability to collaborate. With a team of 10 nationally and internationally recognized reproductive physicians who treat thousands of patients each year, the practice has earned a reputation for overcoming hard-to-solve fertility issues. FCI is dedicated to medical and clinical excellence and continues to invest in the latest technologies and research. FCI offers a comprehensive range of fertility treatment options including intrauterine insemination, in vitro fertilization, donor egg, gestational carrier, and preimplantation genetic diagnosis, as well as extensive resources to address financial and emotional needs. Fostering a culture for continuous innovation has made FCI home to the annual Midwest Reproductive Symposium which attracts experts in the field of reproductive endocrinology from around the world. FCI has 10 offices conveniently located throughout the Chicagoland area (Buffalo Grove, Chicago/River North, Crystal Lake, Glenview, Highland Park, Hoffman Estates, Lindenhurst, Naperville, Oakbrook Terrace, and Orland Park). FCI is a member of the Attain Fertility Network which provides discounted fertility treatment programs.