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Infertility | Women's Health

Ah, the menstrual cycle. One of nature’s most misunderstood phenomena. But it doesn’t have to be! Irregular periods and infertility are often topics we don’t wish to talk or think about, but as long as you know the facts and your options, your goals will be much more manageable.

Wellness | Women's Health | Nutrition

By: Virginia Hamilton Furnari
July 30th, 2019

It’s that lovely time of year… Sidewalks are bustling, dining is al fresco, and people are either preparing for a beach vacation or are just getting back from one. Sweet summertime! What else is sweet about summer? The bounty of fruits and vegetables that are perfectly ripe this time of year. And if you’re trying to conceive, a healthier, fresher plate is a great step towards overall wellness.

Women's Health | Fertility Testing

By: Shandley McMurray
July 17th, 2019

Trying to conceive can be like riding a roller coaster; slow climbs followed by quick drops with a mixture of fear and excitement thrown in at each curve. Sometimes the whole process can feel daunting, filled with confusing medical terms and tests we never knew existed. That’s when we often reach for an over-the-counter solution as opposed to a clinic. And that’s okay! Wanting to know more information on your personal fertility is a huge step in the right direction. Congratulations on taking charge of this important part of your life! You’ve done the hard part – deciding to take a test is a clear sign that you’re trying to plan and be being proactive about your fertility. But when it comes to choosing a fertility test, the options can seem overwhelming. Whether you’re hoping to freeze your eggs or use them now, you realize it’s important to test your fertility. Understanding your hormone levels can help you determine things like egg count and ovulation cycles. But what test should you choose? Do at-home fertility tests really work, or should you opt for an in-office, doctor-led test instead? We’re here to help.

IVF | Women's Health

By: Virginia Hamilton Furnari
July 2nd, 2019

Without question, fertility treatment isn’t cheap. Or to put it another way, quality treatment – which gives you access to all the available science and technology, along with guidance from a reproductive endocrinologist – isn’t cheap.

pregnancy | Fertility | Reproductive Endocrinologist | PCOS | Illume Fertility Team | Health | Wellness | Support | Women's Health | Reproductive Health

By: Lisa Rosenthal
September 1st, 2018

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

Family Building | Infertility | pregnancy | Support | Women's Health | Single Mom By Choice | Sperm Donor

By: Stephanie G.
June 29th, 2018

A note from RMACT: We are happy to present the third and final installment of Stephanie G.'s journey to motherhood. We are so thankful to Stephanie for sharing her story with us and we hope it encourages all the moms to be to begin their own path to parenthood. If you have any questions about where to get started, please do not hesitate to reach out to us by calling (203) 956-2265 or visit our website specifically dedicated to single moms to be.  It's crazy how fast life can change in a year... one minute I'm thinking about becoming a mom and the next minute, it's happening. My pregnancy seemed to fly by and before I knew it, my water broke at 39 ½ weeks. After 12 hours of labor, 2 ½ hours of pushing, and an incredible amount of support from my sisters, my son was born. It was such a breathtaking experience. Adding to that, was the fact that I was able to cut the umbilical cord myself - talk about empowering! When I received my son's birth certificate with my name listed as his sole parent, I couldn't help but get emotional. I made my dream of becoming a mom a reality; having my son was the best gift I could have ever received.