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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.

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.

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

29
Dec

The New Year: Evolving Into a New You

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wintercardinalGood morning!  I hope that you had a wonderful weekend.  This week marks the beginning of a new year, and a new you.  This is the time of year when hasty resolutions are made in hopes of changing something we aren’t happy with.  Instead of feeling like something is wrong and must be changed, I’d like you to use the word evolution this year.  Tonight, promise yourself that you will evolve.  You will grow, adapt, and move fluidly.  You will work with your body and your environment, instead of against them.  You will not fight against who you are, but instead, work to adapt and evolve.
This process of personal evolution will not happen overnight.  This is a slow and steady journey, to life long adaptations.  Instead of simply saying ‘I am not going to be stressed in the new year’ and naturally breaking that promise, you will incorporate deep breathing into your day naturally decreasing your stress level and creating life long coping tools.
We have many opportunities to support you on your evolution, and most of them are free!  Circle of Hope support group sessions, Free Yoga for Fertility, Fertile Friends Gathering, and acupuncture with your IUI and ET are all ways to naturally evolve and adapt.  They’re slow, healthy, and designed just for you.
To help you with your Mindful Meditation practice, we have a library of meditations available for you, here.  We also have meditation webinars, workshops, and yoga sessions available.  You can find the next session close to you, on our CNY Fertility and CNY Healing Arts calendars.
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.
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.

13
May

Virtual Support: May 2014

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summer gardenWe 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.
The Interactive Fertility Support Webinar  on Thursday, May 22nd 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 Secondary Infertility. You will also be able to ask questions.  Please visit the following link to register: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/364490321
Our Fertility Support Teleworkshop is a phone conference call offered on Monday, May 19th at 6:00p.  This month, Lisa is focusing on support for pregnancy loss. 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, May 29th 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/370133136 Previous sessions have been recorded, and available here.
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!

12
May

Finding the Motivation to Keep Moving Forward

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Sunny DaffodilsYesterday, we held all of our clients close to our hearts during Mother’s Day.  We are honored to encounter so many fantastic women who are relentlessly hopeful in their journey to motherhood, and we hope that this is your year.  Next year, our goal is to have helped many more women move from hopeful mom, to motherhood.
For many women facing infertility, Mother’s Day is understandably incredibly challenging.  It is a holiday, full of outward recognition, of the very experience you so deeply desire to have.  This can very easily bring about feelings of sadness, anger, regret, frustration, and anxiety.  This emotional response is also very similar to when a cycle is unsuccessful.  We hope, however, that we can help you to use these experiences and emotions as motivation.  The sadness is OK to experience, but we would like to help you channel that sadness into a strength that will help you keep moving forward and opening yourself up to new opportunities that might support your fertility.
After so many failed cycles, it might feel cumbersome to have to try “one more thing”.  However, variety in treatment, emotional coping tools, and Traditional Chinese Medicinal support provide you with a blanket coverage of wellness for your overall health.
If you have considered trying many of our free support events, but you weren’t ready to take that step, our two Circle of Hope Workshops in Syracuse and Albany this week are the perfect opportunity for you to test the waters of resources that are available to you.
Syracuse
Wednesday, May 14th 4:30p-6:30p
Please note that this session will be held in lieu of our regular Circle of Hope Support Group session this month.  Please RSVP:  Lstack@cnyfertility.com
Albany
Friday, May 16th 4:30p-6:30p
Please RSVP 518-724-5750
 
We also have many in-office and virtual events for you throughout the month. Be sure to check our CNY Fertility and CNY Healing Arts calendars for our complete list.
 
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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.