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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.
 
 

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.
 

15
Dec

Support For the Holidays: This Week!

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winter-sunrise-in-alaskaThis week we have three support opportunities for you, to help you unwind and relax during the holiday season.  Taking a time out for yourself away from your busy day-to-day schedule can offer a wonderful opportunity for mindfulness and awareness.  When you are in the middle of the storm and hardly allowing yourself any  quiet time alone, it can be very challenging to really check-in and listen to how you are doing.  This week, we will offer three sessions for you to unplug from your commitments and schedules, and simply unwind.
Tonight, Monday, December 15th at 6:00p is our Fertility Support Teleworkshop:  Honoring Miscarriage during the Holidays.  This teleworkshop will focus on support for clients who are coping with the grief of miscarriage or pregnancy loss during the holidays.  For call information, please email Lisa:  Lstack@cnyfertility.com
Wednesday, December 17th from 7:30p-8:30p is our rescheduled Circle of Hope: Coping through the Holidays & Fertility Sock Swap.  This is a relaxed and festive evening of sharing, support, and encouragement.  This month we will be taking a more relaxed approach to our time together and share some coping strategies for the holidays.  For the Fertility Sock Swap, we ask that you bring a wrapped pair of socks to swap and share.  This is a nice opportunity to join our group for the first time, as it is a good introduction to both our center and community.  Please email Lisa to RSVP and with questions:  Lstack@cnyfertility.com
Finally, on Thursday, December 18th at 7:00p Lisa will host our Time Out:  Deep Breathing Meditation for the Holidays.  This quiet and peaceful meditation will help you take a deep breath and unwind during the busy holiday season.  To register for the session, please visit the following link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/157987616
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 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.
Request Consultation or Appointment
If you are a new patient and would like an initial fertility consultation, in-office or over the phone, please visit this link and fill out our New Appointment Form or call us toll free at 800-539-9870.

6
Oct

Virtual Support: October 2014

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Egg Donor Program - CNY Fertility Center, Syracuse, Albany, Rochester, NYWe 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 monthly support opportunities designed for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home, wherever that may be.
Our Fertility Support Teleworkshop is a phone conference call offered tonight, October 6th at 6:00p.  This month, Lisa is focusing on trying to conceive with male factor infertility. 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
The Interactive Fertility Support Webinar  on Thursday, October 30th is an opportunity for you to participate in a virtual support group setting.  This will be an interactive experience, where Lisa will cover the emotional challenges of trying to conceive while facing miscarriage and pregnancy loss. You will also be able to ask questions.  To register please visit the following link:  https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/928388377
Finally, on Thursday, October 27th Lisa will offer the Evening Meditation and Relaxation Webinar.  This is a guided meditation and breathing exercise that is perfect for beginners, or anyone interested in expanding their meditative practice.  To register please visit the following link:  https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/651680864
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?  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 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 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.
Request Consultation or Appointment
If you are a new patient and would like an initial fertility consultation, in-office or over the phone, please visit this link and fill out our New Appointment Form or call us toll free at 800-539-9870.

9
Jun

Virtual Support: June 2014

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lilac-flowers-3We 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 monthly support opportunities designed for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home, wherever that may be.
Our Fertility Support Teleworkshop is a phone conference call offered on Monday, June 16th at 6:00p.  This month, Lisa is focusing on support for male infertility. 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
The Interactive Fertility Support Webinar  on Thursday, June 19th is an opportunity for you to participate in a virtual support group setting.  This will be an interactive experience, where Lisa will cover the emotional challenges of trying to conceive while facing infertility. You will also be able to ask questions.  Please visit the following link to register: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/926648201
Finally, on Thursday, June 26th Lisa will offer the Evening Meditation and Relaxation Webinar.  This is a guided meditation and breathing exercise that is perfect for beginners, or anyone interested in expanding their meditative practice.  Please visit this link to register:  https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/955527544  Previous sessions have been recorded, and available here.
Be sure to check our article last week, on the Circle of Hope Support Group sessions this month.  Syracuse and Albany are meeting tomorrow!
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?  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 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 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.
Request Consultation or Appointment
If you are a new patient and would like an initial fertility consultation, in-office or over the phone, please visit this link and fill out our New Appointment Form or call us toll free at 800-539-9870.

6
Jun

June 2012 Support Highlights

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We are well on our way into a beautiful summer, and we have many great support events this month to help you feel your best.  We have our regular monthly offerings, some great new events, and the gift of Yoga for Fertility!
Be sure to take a look at our CNY Fertility and CNY Healing Arts calendars for our complete list, but for now, here are a few highlights I’d like to point out:
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Free Teleworkshop with Dr. Kiltz & Kristen Magnacca
Interactive Fertility Support Webinar 
Evening Meditation and Relaxation Webinar
Syracuse
Circle of Hope Support Group with Free Yoga for Fertility before!
Maybe Baby: CNY Fertility Pride Open House Event
Drumming Circle and Dance Class
Albany
PCOS Support Group
Circle of Hope Support Group with Free Yoga for Fertility After!
Miscarriage Support Group
Rochester
 Circle of Hope Support Group with Free Yoga for Fertility after!
Meditation and Movement
Fertile Foods & Supplements
 
I hope that you take the time to enjoy some of these great events, please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.  Have a great month!
Lisa
Lstack@cnyfertility.com
315.744.8073
 
 

13
Apr

Video: Finding Strength and Support After an Unsuccessful IVF

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Hi.  My name is Lisa Stack, and I’m the CNY Fertility Support Coordinator.  In my Words of Support and Encouragement article this week, I mentioned that I’ve been getting a lot of support requests from clients who have been returning after a first, second, or third IVF cycle that wasn’t successful.  I know that this can be incredibly disappointing.  Even if you’re just doing IUI cycles or Clomid cycles, you get your hopes built up, a lot of confidence into the cycle, there’s a lot of hope if you’re trying something new-maybe stepping up to a greater level of technology or intensive care.  I know that it can be very disappointing if the cycle is negative.
However, I would like to remind you that we do learn a great deal about you with each cycle, especially with IVF.  If you’ve gone through your first cycle, your second cycle, and you still have not conceived yet, we’re still learning because you are unique.  Although we have many great medication protocols and treatments that we can do for many clients, not one protocol fits everybody.  We have to play a little bit and try things out, seeing if things work, seeing how you respond and really kind of assessing where we came from and where we’re going.  I know it can be frustrating, but please just be patient.  We are taking our time because we want to make sure that we do things correctly, and that we do treat you in the best way possible.
It may take a little bit of time to get the correct medication protocol for you, but every time we do a cycle, every time we do an ultrasound or blood work, it’s not just tedious work.  We are learning something from you and we’re learning how your body reacts and responds to various medications.  We learn how you react from month to month.  These are all really important details that we need to create a great picture of who you are, who you are as a family, and how we can best help you to conceive.  I know that it can be disappointing, but hang in there.  Just know that every time we do a cycle or every time we draw your blood or do an ultrasound, we’re learning and we’re getting a greater picture of who you are and how best to support your fertility.
If you’d like a little bit of extra support this month, we’ve had some great support groups, and we have some great webinars left as well; especially Dr. Kiltz’s webinar this month with Kristen Magnacca and the Interactive Fertility Support Webinar at the end of the month.  Next month, we’ll be having our great support groups as well.  So there’s tons of resources out there for you.   Go look at our calendars on www.cnyfertility.com and www.cnyhealingarts.com and you’ll be able to get a better idea of where you fit into our support schedule and what may help you.  again, hang in there and we will get the process right, but sometimes it takes a little bit of time.
Lisa Stack, Support Coordinator
Lstack@cnyfertility.com
315-744-8073

6
Feb

Here, Your Silence is Heard

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Sitting in our comfortable reception area with a cup of tea as you wait for your name to be called may not always feel as relaxing as the image would suggest.  As you rest silently wondering what this appointment will bring, please know that the woman next to you understands the magnitude of your silence.  She too, often sits silently.  Before an appointment, at a friend’s baby shower, out to dinner with friends – there is a often a collective silence amongst those coping with infertility.  To the outside world, you may appear more reserved, or even a little down.  However, within our walls, everyone can hear your silence.
If you are not ready to talk about your challenges yet, that is OK.  It takes time to open up, to trust, and to let go.  Whenever you are ready to share, we are ready to listen.  For now, please know that we already  hear you.
If you would like to sit amongst those who understand you and hear you, please join us for one of our many support opportunities this month.  All of our support groups and webinars are free.  You don’t even have to be an active client yet to participate.  For more information on our support opportunities, please visit our CNY Fertility Calendar.
I am also available to listen and offer encouragement.  Please don’t hesitate to let me know what you need.
Lisa
Lstack@cnyfertility.com
315-744-8073