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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.

9
Jun

Virtual Support: Creating and Maintaining a Healthy Diet

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BEST (2)We 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, June 18th, Lisa will offer a webinar on the Paleo Diet for your Fertility.  This is an interactive experience where you will be able to ask questions and also suggest topics to cover.   Lisa will cover resources for starting and maintaining a healthy diet for your fertility. To register please visit the following link:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/4644240725373777154
Thursday, June 25th Lisa will offer a Relaxation Webinar focusing on Meditation for a Healthy Diet.  This webinar will guide you through a mindfulness exercise to help you come to a more healthy relationship with foods that support your fertility.  To register please visit the following link:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6052122483787433218
We are also hosting our regular Circle of Hope Support Group session in Syracuse tomorrow, Thursday, June 10th from 7:30p-8:30p.
 
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.
 

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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.
 
 

16
Mar

Asking for and Accepting Help from Loved Ones

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support2The challenge of infertility is not momentary.  Unfortunately, for many women, infertility is a daily struggle that they must endure for years.  The steady and constant burden that many women feel with infertility can make asking for and accepting help from loved ones seem fruitless.  Will one cup of tea with your sister really help?  Will one movie night with your best friends after a miscarriage actually make you feel better?
Grief doesn’t have to mean isolation.  Grief, from infertility, should be viewed just as any other struggle.  Grief also cannot be placed on a sliding scale.  It isn’t fair to say “Well, she isn’t sick, but she did have a miscarriage.”  This minimizes the emotional burden that someone may be carrying.   Infertility is just as valid a struggle as any other medical condition, and we do not need to isolate ourselves, or carry our burdens silently.  Yes, you are strong and resilient.  However, if you have been steadily enduring infertility for 1,095 days (3 years), or any length of time, it is OK to hand one of those days over to those who love you.
If you choose to let your closest loved ones in on your journey with you, you may find that allowing your sister (husband, mom, friend, etc.) to share the burden with you for even just one day will help make the rest of the 1,095 feel more manageable and less lonely.  That one movie or one cup of tea suddenly moves from feeling fruitless to becoming a trail marker.  That one moment helped you to break up the journey into segments, and now you have enough support and love reserved to help carry you to the next trail maker.
This Thursday at 7p Lisa will discuss this topic in greater depth during the Asking For and Accepting Help from Your Loved Ones webinar.  We hope that you join her, and begin to shed the mindset of isolation on your journey.
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 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.

9
Mar

Virtual Support: Coping with PCOS, Asking for and Accepting Help, and Deep Breathing

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flower-spores-1003593-ga.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.
Our Fertility Support Teleworkshop is a phone conference call offered Monday, March 16th at 7:00p.  This month, Lisa is focusing on strategies for coping with PCOS. 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
Thursday, March 19th, Lisa will offer a webinar on Asking for and Accepting Help from Loved Ones.  This is an interactive experience where you will be able to ask questions and suggest topics to cover.  Lisa will focus on enhancing our support systems by opening ourselves up to help from our friends and family members.  To register please visit the following link:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/1079828535150128641
Finally, on Thursday, March 26th Lisa will offer a Relaxation Webinar focusing on Deep Breathing for Patience.  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/5203597472658998785
We are also hosting our regular Circle of Hope Support Group sessions in Albany and Syracuse this week.
Albany will meet on Tuesday, March 10th from 5:30p-6:45p
Syracuse will meet on Wednesday, March 11th from 7:30p-8:30p
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.
 
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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