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Virginia Hamilton Furnari

Virginia Hamilton Furnari is Illume Fertility's former Brand Specialist. In addition to helping mold the Illume Fertility brand through blogs, videos, and events, she was also a patient at Illume. Given her professional and personal involvement in the fertility community, she has immersed her mind, body, and soul in family-building education.

Secondary Infertility

By: Virginia Hamilton Furnari
July 15th, 2021

When you experience difficulty conceiving Baby #2 after having a relatively easy time getting pregnant with Baby #1, it can be shocking, confusing, and heartbreaking. There might even be a lingering sense of guilt: "Well, I already have a child, so I should just be happy."

Infertility | Fertility Treatment

By: Virginia Hamilton Furnari
April 9th, 2021

The RMA offices have been feeling a bit lonely without the constant greetings of our patients coming and going every day. Due to COVID protocols, more and more appointments are being held over Zoom in order to keep everyone safe, so we thought that for those of you who don't get to frequent our hallways as much anymore, we would bring the office to you! Karen Jeffries, aka Hilariously Infertile (@hilariouslyinfertile), is an infertility advocate and social influencer. She joined us at the beginning of 2020 (hence the lack of masks) for a behind the scenes look at our fertility practice. She takes the viewer everywhere - from the waiting room to exam room and even the "production room," all while dropping hilarious truths about the fertility process. As the tour progresses, Karen reflects on her abilities (and inabilities) to administer some of the necessary tasks of treatment. Join her and her laugh-out-loud one-liners on a grand tour of a fertility clinic!

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Our Doctors

By: Virginia Hamilton Furnari
January 28th, 2021

For many years now, our doctors here at RMA of Connecticut have been awarded the great honor of 2021 Top Doc from Castle Connolly. And to be honest, as a past patient and now a coworker who has seen both sides of their work ethic, there has never been a more well-deserved distinction.


By: Virginia Hamilton Furnari
November 16th, 2020

It’s the IVF outcome you don’t ever want to think about.

PCOS | Fertility Treatment

By: Virginia Hamilton Furnari
October 27th, 2020

One woman with PCOS is about to receive a FREE IVF cycle from RMA of Connecticut.  Dr. Ilana Ressler explains the grant, how you can apply, and when it will be announced in the video below. What is The PCOS Challenge Family Building Grant? RMA of Connecticut has teamed up with The PCOS Challenge Family Building Grant to help patients with infertility caused by polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) build their families and includes a free IVF cycle. RMA of Connecticut is one of only four fertility clinics across the country participating in The PCOS Challenge Family Building Grant. The deadline to apply is November 16th and the grant recipient will be announced December 15th. Grants are awarded once per year. RMA of Connecticut continues to bring awareness to PCOS sufferers. Last year, during PCOS month in September, RMA of Connecticut created special programming via social media, geared toward college-aged students, and they teamed up with PCOS influencers to spread the word about how to manage symptoms associated with PCOS. Dr. Ilana Ressler, a reproductive endocrinologist with RMA of Connecticut, conducted an Instagram Live to help spread the word about The PCOS Challenge Family Building Grant.