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Sep

September Support Events

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circle of hope (1)This September we are sharing fantastic information on support opportunities for your emotional journey to parenthood.  This month, our regular Circle of Hope Support Group sessions in Syracuse and Albany will occur, and both groups are welcoming many new members after we have had multiple positive pregnancies recently move on from our center! As we shift into a new season, it is the perfect time for you to join, as many other new clients will be testing the support group waters over the next few months.
 
Syracuse Circle of Hope Support Group will meet Wednesday, September 9th from 7:30p-8:30p.  Join Lisa Stack for a relaxed evening of sharing, support, and encouragement. All are welcome to join us! Please use the CNY Healing Arts entrance, and the hostess will direct you to the waiting room. *RSVP to Lisa at lstack@cnyfertility.com.
*Try Yoga for Fertility class for FREE, immediately before this support group meeting (6:00-7:15pm). No yoga experience required.
 
 
Albany Circle of Hope will meet Tuesday, September 8th from 5:3op-6:45p.  Join us in sharing and creating a supportive community with others on their path toward fertility. We welcome you to join us in the CNY Fertility Reception Area for an uplifting evening of sharing thoughts and ideas. Please RSVP to COHRSVP@cnyfertility.com
Albany PCOS Support Group will meet Tuesday, September 29th 6:00p-7:00p.  Support group dedicated to our clients with PCOS and moderated by Melissa Mace. We meet in the CNY Fertility Reception Area. Email Stacey with any questions at sdicerbo@cnyfertility.com.
 
Our Rochester Yoga for Fertility classes now offer extra time for support.  We have openings in all three classes, and welcome you to call to RSVP:  585-244-1280 ext. 2
 
 
Relaxation Webinar: Deep Breathing for Patience Thursday, September 17th, 7:30pm-8:00pm Join Lisa for this quiet and peaceful meditation, and take a break from your busy day. From the comfort of your home, Lisa will guide you through a deep breathing exercise, designed to help you cultivate patience. Please email Lisa with any questions: Lstack@cnyfertility.com Please visit the following link to register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7480421075550226433
For our full list of events this month, please visit our CNY Fertility Event Calendar.
Did you know that we started  new Private Facebook Fertility and Pregnancy Groups for current clients?  We also have groups for Secondary Infertility and Pregnancy Loss. Here, you can find a safe and secure space to share with other women and men facing similar challenges.  You can get immediate support and feedback!  If you are interested in joining, please email Lisa Stack at Lstack@cnyfertility.com
If you are interested in a more private one-on-one support situation, Lisa Stack is our CNY Fertility Center Support Coordinator, she offers her services as a lay support person and can be contacted by email at lstack@cnyfertility.com if you are not yet a client or via the Patient Portal if you are a current client.

8
Jul

July 2015 Support Events: IVF Cycle Giveaway!

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Registration is now full!
 
We love giving back to our fantastic clients.  This month, Dr. Kiltz is inviting all clients (current and future) to join a live Q&A webinar where he will cover current practices, the most up to date research, and offer insights on healthy diet and lifestyle choices to support your fertility.  When you register for the webinar, you will be automatically entered to win either one free IVF cycle, one free IUI cycle, or one free CNY Healing Arts package!
We have many more support events occurring throughout the month, and we hope that you take advantage of the supportive fertility community surrounding you.
Q&A Webinar with Dr. Kiltz:  Creating Your Own Success Story & IVF Giveaway This session will be held in Syracuse, and local clients are welcome to attend.  Out of town clients can attend via webinar.  Wednesday, July 15th 7:30p-9:00p.
Albany Circle of Hope will meet Tuesday, July 14th from 5:3op-6:45p.
Albany PCOS Support Group will meet Tuesday, July 28th 6:00p-7:00p.
Our Rochester Yoga for Fertility classes now offer extra time for support.  We have openings in all three classes, and welcome you to call to RSVP:  585-244-1280 ext. 2
For our full list of events this month, please visit our CNY Fertility Event Calendar.
Did you know that we started  new Private Facebook Fertility and Pregnancy Groups for current clients?  We also have groups for Secondary Infertility and Pregnancy Loss. Here, you can find a safe and secure space to share with other women and men facing similar challenges.  You can get immediate support and feedback!  If you are interested in joining, please email Lisa Stack at Lstack@cnyfertility.com
If you are interested in a more private one-on-one support situation, Lisa Stack is our CNY Fertility Center Support Coordinator, she offers her services as a lay support person and can be contacted by email at lstack@cnyfertility.com if you are not yet a client or via the Patient Portal if you are a current client.

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Jun

June 2015 Support Events

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circle of hope (1)This June we are sharing fantastic information on support opportunities for your emotional journey, as well as starting and maintaining a healthy diet for your fertility.  This month, our regular Circle of Hope Support Group sessions in Syracuse and Albany will occur, and both groups are welcoming many new members after we have had multiple positive pregnancies recently move on from our center. This is the perfect time for you to join, as many other new clients will be testing the support group waters over the next few months.
Syracuse Circle of Hope Support Group will meet Wednesday, June 10th from 7:30p-8:30p
Albany Circle of Hope will meet Tuesday, June 9th from 5:3op-6:45p.
Albany PCOS Support Group will meet Tuesday, June 30th 6:00p-7:00p.
Our Rochester Yoga for Fertility classes now offer extra time for support.  We have openings in all three classes, and welcome you to call to RSVP:  585-244-1280 ext. 2
For our full list of events this month, please visit our CNY Fertility Event Calendar.
Did you know that we started  new Private Facebook Fertility and Pregnancy Groups for current clients?  We also have groups for Secondary Infertility and Pregnancy Loss. Here, you can find a safe and secure space to share with other women and men facing similar challenges.  You can get immediate support and feedback!  If you are interested in joining, please email Lisa Stack at Lstack@cnyfertility.com
If you are interested in a more private one-on-one support situation, Lisa Stack is our CNY Fertility Center Support Coordinator, she offers her services as a lay support person and can be contacted by email at lstack@cnyfertility.com if you are not yet a client or via the Patient Portal if you are a current client.

20
Apr

Support During National Infertility Awareness Week

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National FertilityThis week we are celebrating National Infertility Awareness Week by sharing many coping tools, ideas for stress reduction, and virtual support events. We are honored to be on this journey with you, and we look forward to continuing to support you every step of the way.
Tonight, Lisa is hosting a teleworkshop focusing on Coping with Multiple Failed Cycles.  During this session, Lisa will address multiple ways to revitalize your motivation to move forward, while appropriately grieving your failed cycles along the way.   You will have the opportunity to ask questions and propose topics.
On Thursday, Lisa is offering a relaxation webinar on Deep Breathing to Release Tension.  She will guide you through a few different exercises designed to help you unwind from any challenging or stressful situations.
For all of our fertility support offerings, please check our CNY Fertility and CNY Healing Arts calendars.  Please let us know if you have any questions, and we look forward to hearing from you during these sessions!
One last note, did you know that we started  new Private Facebook Fertility and Pregnancy Groups for current clients?  Here, you can find a safe and secure space to share with other women and men facing similar challenges.  You can get immediate support and feedback!  If you are interested in joining, please message Lisa Stack within the Patient Portal.
If you are interested in a more private one-on-one support situation, Lisa Stack is our CNY Fertility Center Support Coordinator, she offers her services as a lay support person and can be contacted by email at lstack@cnyfertility.com if you are not yet a client or via the Patient Portal if you are a current client.
 
 

13
Apr

Honoring Loss in the Spring

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This article originally appeared October 2011.  We hope that with warmer weather arriving, revisiting this article will help stir a few ideas for honoring any miscarriages that occurred over the winter.
Tiny statues greet visitors to many Buddhist temples around Japan.  It is common to see small hats adorning the little ones, or even toys scattered at their feet.  You may even witness a woman holding a solemn vigil.  These statues are public memorials for children who pass away before their parents, especially those lost during pregnancy.  Once a miscarriage or pregnancy loss has occurred the grieving family will place a hat, scarf, or memorial item on the Jizo statue in honor of the lost life.  This is a beautiful public display of pregnancy loss. The gift to Jizo honors both the life that lasted for only a brief time, and the grief that remains.  This is a moment where it is OK to publicly grieve a life that was invisible to the outside world.
Unfortunately, we really don’t have a practice here in our culture that openly welcomes the grief of a family after pregnancy loss.  Although there may not be a public venue for your sadness, it is important to create your own memorial.  There are many ways to honor the life that you nurtured for only a brief time, and I hope that you are able to find a way that fits your family best.  Here are a few suggestions, that have brought many grieving families great comfort:
1.  Ask a member of your religious community to hold a funeral mass or memorial service.
2.  Designate a place in your home for a memorial piece.  Some like to find a piece of artwork that calls to them, or create one of your own.
3.  Name the child, so that you can refer to him/her easily in your conversation.  This also acknowledges the personhood that you had attached to that brief and precious life.
4.  Have a memorial piece of jewelery made that you can wear.
5.  Plant a tree or beautiful flowers in honor of the life that you lost.
 
We would like to invite you to connect with our great community of support.  Our Circle of Hope Support Group sessions, closed Facebook Support Groups, and virtual support sessions are all opportunities for you to share your story and hear from others who have had similar experiences.   Together, we can process the losses we have faced, and take that first step to healing.
For all of our fertility support offerings, please check our CNY Fertility and CNY Healing Arts calendars.  Please let us know if you have any questions, and we look forward to hearing from you during these sessions!
One last note, did you know that we started  new Private Facebook Fertility and Pregnancy Groups for current clients?  Here, you can find a safe and secure space to share with other women and men facing similar challenges.  You can get immediate support and feedback!  If you are interested in joining, please message Lisa Stack within the Patient Portal.
 
If you are interested in a more private one-on-one support situation, Lisa Stack is our CNY Fertility Center Support Coordinator, she offers her services as a lay support person and can be contacted by email at lstack@cnyfertility.com if you are not yet a client or via the Patient Portal if you are a current client.
 

8
Apr

Cancelled: Syracuse Circle of Hope

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Tonight’s Syracuse Circle of Hope Support Group session has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please email Lisa with any questions or if there is anything she can help you with: Lstack@cnyfertility.com

6
Apr

Virtual Support: Positive Reading, Coping with Failed Cycles, and Releasing Tension

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art_lotus_12009915a-300x239.jpgWe love being able to provide care for our busy and traveling clients, but sometimes distance and packed schedules can make attending a support group session challenging, or even impossible.  In order to keep you sharing and connected, we have created three support opportunities for you this month designed for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home, wherever that may be.
Thursday, April 16th, Lisa will offer a webinar on Positive Reading to Support your Fertility.  This is an interactive experience where you will be able to ask questions and suggest topics to cover.  To register please visit the following link:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/6743820849235170050
Our Fertility Support Teleworkshop is a phone conference call offered Monday, April 20th at 7:00p.  This month, Lisa is focusing on strategies for coping with multiple failed cycles. You will have an opportunity to ask questions, or you may submit questions before via email.  Please email for call-in information:  Lstack@cnyfertility.com
Finally, on Thursday, April 23rd Lisa will offer a Relaxation Webinar focusing on Deep Breathing to Release Tension.  This webinar will guide you through a breathing exercise that you can then take and use as a coping tool for challenging situations.  To register please visit the following link:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/132135274511320066
We are also hosting our regular Circle of Hope Support Group sessions in Albany and Syracuse this month.
Syracuse will meet on Wednesday, April 8th from 7:30p-8:30p
Albany will meet on Tuesday, April 14th from 5:30p-6:45p
For all of our fertility support offerings, please check our CNY Fertility and CNY Healing Arts calendars.  Please let us know if you have any questions, and we look forward to hearing from you during these sessions!
One last note, did you know that we started  new Private Facebook Fertility and Pregnancy Groups for current clients?  Here, you can find a safe and secure space to share with other women and men facing similar challenges.  You can get immediate support and feedback!  If you are interested in joining, please message Lisa Stack within the Patient Portal.
 
If you are interested in a more private one-on-one support situation, Lisa Stack is our CNY Fertility Center Support Coordinator, she offers her services as a lay support person and can be contacted by email at lstack@cnyfertility.com if you are not yet a client or via the Patient Portal if you are a current client.
 

9
Feb

Circle of Hope Special Event: The Emotional Aspects of Infertility

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heart cloudThis month we are welcoming Sherie Ramsgard, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, to lead our Syracuse Circle of Hope Support Group session.  This session will meet on Wednesday, February 11th from 7:30p-8:30p.
This session will explore the emotional aspects of infertility.  One of the most challenging aspects of the infertility experience is dealing with the emotional ups and downs relating to treatment, the uncertainty of outcomes, and the challenge of having to make important decisions such as when ‘enough is enough’.  It is important to learn how to take care of yourself, make sure that you get the support you need, and to manage your emotions so that your self-esteem and outlook on life remains as positive as possible.  For more information on Sherie’s practice, please visit www.wholementalwellness.com
We welcome you to try Yoga for Fertility for free immediately before this support group meeting (6:00p-7:15p).  No yoga experience is necessary.
This support group session will take place in the CNY Fertility kitchen.  Please use the rear entrance of the building, and our CNY Healing Arts receptionist will direct you to the kitchen.  Please RSVP to Lisa:  Lstack@cnyfertility
Finally, did you know that we started  new Private Facebook Fertility and Pregnancy Groups for current clients?  Here, you can find a safe and secure space to share with other women and men facing similar challenges.  You can get immediate support and feedback!  If you are interested in joining, please email Lisa Stack: Lstack@cnyfertility.com
 
If you are interested in a more private one-on-one support situation, Lisa Stack is our CNY Fertility Center Support Coordinator, she offers her services as a lay support person and can be contacted by email at lstack@cnyfertility.com if you are not yet a client or via the Patient Portal if you are a current client.

26
Jan

Returning to Your Normal Routine After the Holidays

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winter-sunrise-in-alaskaAs we reach the end of January, we are focusing on getting back on track and returning to our normal routines.  The holidays, while a wonderful time to celebrate and enjoy friends and family, often throw us out of our regular day-to-day schedules.  We spend more time shopping, preparing for holiday gatherings, and catching up with those we love.  In turn, there is less time for a steady diet, exercise, and meditation practice.  Whether you were cycling through the holidays, or you took the past month off, now is the time to take a step back and return to the basics of wellness.
Transitioning back into your normal routine can be challenging, but if you are able to slowly reintroduce the components of wellness that felt most beneficial to you, you will likely find peace and serenity in returning to the familiar.  As you return to your regular diet choices, set aside time for yoga or other peaceful movement, and make the effort to quiet your mind, you will find comfort in your well known pace.  With this comfort and peace, will come renewed hope for your journey to fertility.  Gathering yourself together for a fresh start after a holiday break will take time, but the transition will open your heart to new possibilities for your fertility.
To help you ease back into increased health and wellness, it is helpful to look back and recognize the foods and practices that helped you feel your best.  First, try to think back to a time when you felt rested, light, energized and calm.  What were you doing to support your wellness?  Were you getting extra rest, attending yoga regularly, or limiting carbohydrates and sugars?  If so, those are perfect places to start and reintroduce those practices to your daily routine.
You will find many helpful support, exercise, and meditation sessions on our CNY Fertility and CNY Heling Arts calendars.
As you ease back into the support we have available to you, know that we are happy to have you back.  We are available for anything that you need, on your journey to your most fertile self.
Finally, did you know that we started  new Private Facebook Fertility and Pregnancy Groups for current clients?  Here, you can find a safe and secure space to share with other women and men facing similar challenges.  You can get immediate support and feedback!  If you are interested in joining, please email Lisa Stack:  Lstack@cnyfertility.com
 
If you are interested in a more private one-on-one support situation, Lisa Stack is our CNY Fertility Center Support Coordiator, she offers her services as a lay support person and can be contacted by email at lstack@cnyfertility.com if you are not yet a client or via the Patient Portal if you are a current client.
 

5
Jan

Syracuse Circle of Hope Special Event: January 2015

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MorningMeditationThis month we are welcoming Sherie Ramsgard, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, to lead our Syracuse Circle of Hope Support Group session.  This session will meet on Wednesday, January 14th from 7:30p-8:30p.
This session will explore the benefits and process of everyday mindfulness because mindfulness is normal; it is not something special, limited to Buddhists, mystics, academics, or psychologists.  This is a simple process that any human being can undertake.  Mindfulness is not always an easy thing to do, particularly if you have never experienced anything like this before or if you are going through intense pain or strong emotions.  But the techniques required to cultivate greater mindfulness are incredibly simple and are available to any human being free of charge.  As time progresses, mindfulness becomes easier and easier to develop and being in the present moment becomes as much of a habit as our normal state of distractedness.  For more information on Sherie’s practice, please visit www.wholementalwellness.com
We welcome you to try Yoga for Fertility for free immediately before this support group meeting (6:00p-7:15p).  No yoga experience is necessary.
This support group session will take place in the CNY Fertility kitchen.  Please use the rear entrance of the building, and our CNY Healing Arts receptionist will direct you to the kitchen.  Please RSVP to Lisa:  Lstack@cnyfertility
Finally, did you know that we started  new Private Facebook Fertility and Pregnancy Groups for current clients?  Here, you can find a safe and secure space to share with other women and men facing similar challenges.  You can get immediate support and feedback!  If you are interested in joining, please message Lisa Stack within the Patient Portal
 
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If you are interested in a more private one-on-one support situation, Lisa Stack is our CNY Fertility Center Support Coordinator, she offers her services as a lay support person and can be contacted by email at lstack@cnyfertility.com if you are not yet a client or via the Patient Portal if you are a current client.
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