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PCOS | IVF | Advocacy | Affording Treatment

By: Sierra Dehmler
October 1st, 2021

All families should have access to fertility care, but unfortunately, many still end up paying out of pocket or delaying treatment (sometimes indefinitely) due to the overwhelming financial burden. 

Insulin Resistance | PCOS | preconception | Nutrition

By: Monica Moore
September 30th, 2021

An appointment at the doctor generates anxiety for many people. Whether it’s getting your blood drawn, having to undergo a painful but necessary procedure or test, or the fear of receiving bad news, going to the doctor’s office doesn’t feel like a walk in the park for most folks. 

PCOS | Diabetes | Women's Health | preconception

By: Lisa Rosenthal
September 24th, 2021

Trying to conceive and want to make sure that you, your pregnancy, and your baby-to-be are as healthy as possible? I've got some good news! 

PCOS | Twins | Patient Stories

By: Sierra Dehmler
September 21st, 2021

1 in 10 women have PCOS. Around 50% of those with PCOS have had to visit two (or more!) healthcare providers before being properly diagnosed with PCOS.  Megan is one of those women. This is her journey through a delayed PCOS diagnosis, medicated cycles, IUI, and finally, IVF. 

Insulin Resistance | PCOS | Exercise

By: Monica Moore
September 8th, 2021

If you have PCOS, you've probably heard this advice before: nutrition and physical activity are great ways to manage your symptoms! But what if you're just not sure where to start?

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.