Illume Fertility is led by a group of eight top fertility doctors that are experts in infertility and reproductive endocrinology. Board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics and Gynecology, our physician team treats a wide variety of issues to help patients achieve their fertility and family-building goals.
People often use the terms “reproductive endocrinologist” and “fertility specialist” interchangeably, and it makes sense why many use the latter term so frequently – “fertility specialist” is much easier to rattle off in a conversation than “reproductive endocrinologist.” Unfortunately, though, these two terms are not one and the same and carry major differences that you should be aware of.
Laura Meyer, M.D. has joined our award-winning team of fertility specialists to deliver high quality care to patients in the region. Born and raised in Westchester County, Dr. Meyer graduated magna cum laude from Duke University, and earned her medical degree at the NYU School of Medicine. She continued her medical training at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center, where she completed both her residency in obstetrics and gynecology and fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. During residency, she was appointed Administrative Chief Resident and was the recipient of several honors, including the Distinguished Housestaff Award. Prior to joining RMA of Connecticut, Dr. Meyer was an Assistant Professor at NYU School of Medicine and practiced in Westchester and Fairfield Counties. “RMA of Connecticut is very proud to add Dr. Laura Meyer to our award-winning team,” says Dr. Mark Leondires, Medical Director and Founder of RMA of Connecticut. “Dr. Meyer’s experience, coupled with her notable achievements and deep connection to the Westchester and Fairfield County communities will add tremendous value to our RMA of Connecticut team. We are thrilled that she has joined our team to continue to help our patients grow their families.” Dr. Meyer is experienced in ovulation induction, in vitro fertilization, preimplantation genetic testing, egg freezing, fertility preservation for cancer patients, recurrent pregnancy loss, and third party reproduction. She is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. She is fluent in Spanish. “I am honored to join the talented team at RMA of Connecticut, where I look forward to providing personalized, state-of-the-art care in a patient-centered environment,” says Dr. Laura Meyer. “RMA of Connecticut is renowned for its commitment to treating the “whole patient,” pairing world-class medical care with individualized emotional support and integrative programs such as nutrition, yoga and acupuncture. I am excited to offer all of these resources to my patients throughout their journeys to parenthood.”
Every year on this day, we love to acknowledge not only our own doctors for their hard work, dedication, and passion, but all doctors putting in the hours to make sure their patients receive the best care.
When you are ready to have a baby and you are 35 or younger, do this: Try for 12 months to have a baby on your own. Take your temperature, get the timing right, and don’t let anxiety override the fun. If you are 36 or older, try for six months. After that, you can talk to your ob/gyn, who might remind you that one out of eight adults experiences infertility, and suggest you visit a fertility clinic. As you prepare for this step, consider four important categories that will help you explore your options.
The challenges of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) are very well known to the RMA of Connecticut fertility team. Here’s one attention commanding statistic (supplied by PCOSChallenge): 1 in 10 women will be affected by this multi-faceted metabolic syndrome and it is the number one cause of infertility. PCOS at RMA of Connecticut
Ever wonder who the person behind the white coat really is? Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) invites you to watch our video series entitled, “Beyond the White Coat”, which provides a rare opportunity to get to know all six of RMACT’s dedicated board-certified reproductive endocrinologists. They answer professional questions, such as what RMACT means to them, and they also share personal, little-known insights into their lives outside the office. And when you are ready to schedule an appointment or if you have any initial questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our New Patient Liaisons at (203) 956-2265.
RMACT is the only Connecticut fertility practice to demonstrate its dedication to LGBTQ-inclusive policies and practices for the second consecutive year.