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Emma Lott

Emma is the brand specialist for Gay Parents To Be, helping to build awareness of the brand not only as a direct path to parenthood, but also as a general resource for fertility information in the LGBTQ community. She loves the chance to attend conferences on LGBTQ health and family building, and meet prospective patients.

Surrogacy | Single Dad by Choice

By: Emma Lott
April 22nd, 2022

Over the past few years, you may have seen the topic of surrogacy popping up more frequently in the news. Some celebrity names might come to mind when you think of surrogacy - Kim Kardashian, Andy Cohen, and Anderson Cooper, to name a few. Here at RMA of Connecticut, we have been helping intended parents build families using gestational surrogacy for years, and we’re so happy to see it become a more relevant parenting pathway for all.

National Infertility Awareness Week | IVF | IUI | Advocacy

By: Emma Lott
April 27th, 2021

Over the past few years, fertility treatment has gained some much-needed visibility. As public figures and celebrities share their stories of IVF treatment, surrogacy, PCOS struggles, and more, we see that willingness to share mirrored in our own community. Not only do patients seem to be more willing to open up to friends, family, and social media about their fertility or family-building journeys, but they are sharing the physical, mental, and emotional toll that may accompany these reproductive challenges.

Fertility Treatment | IVF | Patient Stories

By: Emma Lott
March 26th, 2021

Like so many things in life, our expectations of what family building is going to look like may differ greatly from our reality. For our patient Angela, even though she knew that fertility treatment was going to be part of her story from the start, there were still some surprises along the way. We are so grateful to Angela for openly sharing her journey and for demonstrating the power of perseverance and believing in yourself. Read the full story in her own words below.

Infertility Awareness | IVF | Mental Health

By: Emma Lott
February 15th, 2021

When journalist Amy Klein got married and started trying to get pregnant, it was 2011. She was 41, and she was met with a distinct lack of fertility support. While patients struggling with fertility today have the benefit of online communities on Facebook and Instagram, the best that Amy could find were “mommy boards” - chat forums where women would talk about fertility treatment secretly, using initials rather than names. 

Wellness | Fertility Treatment | Nutrition | Mental Health

By: Emma Lott
December 11th, 2020

As little children, the holiday season is a time of wonder. Gifts, twinkling lights, and tons of holiday sweets and treats - who could ask for more? However, once we grow up, that childlike wonder is often replaced with financial woes, stress about sourcing the perfect present, and dealing with distant relatives asking far too many personal questions. Aunt Muriel, please stop asking when we're going to have kids!

Infertility | Fertility Treatment

By: Emma Lott
November 10th, 2020

For most of us, this year (2020) has been dominated by a running list of things that “just don’t feel like they used to.” From daily changes like wearing a mask in public, to bigger moments like forgoing large family gatherings and not blowing out birthday candles, it seems like many of our memories this year are shadows of their former selves. To add to the upside down nature of our lives right now, infertility can be an overwhelming journey in its own right.