Genetics and Fertility
May
21
6:30 PM18:30

Genetics and Fertility

Find Out Why Genetic Screening and Testing May Be Right for You

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Planning to start a family involves many decisions. Carrier screening and Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT) are tools that can provide important information and allow you to make the most informed choices.

What is carrier screening?

When you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, you want everything to go right. While most babies are born healthy, with every pregnancy there is a small chance of having a baby with a genetic disorder. Carrier screening provides specific information about your genes, and your potential risk for passing on an inherited disorder to your child.

For people who know they are at an increased risk of passing on a specific genetic condition, PGT-M or preimplantation genetic testing for monogenic/single gene defects, can be performed prior to pregnancy to greatly reduce the risk of having an affected child. 

What is PGT-A? 

PGT-A is a way of identifying embryos with the correct amount of chromosome material to improve your chances of a successful pregnancy. When an embryo has an extra or missing chromosome or chromosome segments, that’s a condition known as aneuploidy. Most aneuploidy embryos do not result in a healthy live birth. Aneuploidy occurs across all age groups, but after the women reaches the age of 35, the proportion of aneuploidy embryos increases rapidly. 

Learn from Industry experts about the genetic testing that is available. Gain insight on why and when it is important to have genetic testing performed when seeking fertility treatment.

Explore the difference between genetic carrier screening and genetic testing of the embryo. Get your questions answered by Dana, Head Geneticist at Invitae.

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Lifestyle Series: Mental Health and Fertility
Apr
16
6:00 PM18:00

Lifestyle Series: Mental Health and Fertility

Infertility is one of the greatest stressors a couple and individual may endure.  While treatment provides hope, it also adds emotional, physical and financial demands.  Be reassured, if you are having a hard time coping with infertility, you are not alone.  Research has shown that the psychological stressed experienced during fertility treatment is high and getting some extra support is important. 

Fertility treatments give people hope, but it is a tedious journey that can disturb your happiness and peace of mind, especially when you’re in the thick of it all. An important part of the process is how strong is the support system a couple has and in particular the support system the woman has. 

Join Dr. Ariadna Cymet Lanski as you learn coping skills and how one can be supportive of your partner during this challenging time.

Ariadna Cymet Lanski, Psy.D

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Ariadna Cymet Lanski is a clinical psychologist who offers a wide range of psychological services to meet the unique needs of individuals and couples coping with fertility challenges. Her services include consultation and support during various stages of fertility treatment.  Dr Cymet Lanski also provides consultation for individuals using egg/sperm donor and/or gestational carriers.

Since 2011, Dr. Cymet Lanski has been an active member of RESOLVE and the ASRM Mental Health Professional Group (MHPG), having served as chaired the MHPG Membership committee.  Currently she holds the secretary position at the MHPG Executive Committee.  Dr. Cymet Lanski has presented in various national and international medical conferences including various presentations at the ASRM annual congress.

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Egg Freezing: When is it right for me?
Mar
7
5:30 PM17:30

Egg Freezing: When is it right for me?

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Join us to hear from the experts on Egg Freezing and how it may work for you over happy hour! We will explore the topic of Egg Freezing and fertility preservation over wine and cheese.

Lead by:

Dr. David Cohen, past Chairman of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine’s special interest group on Fertility Preservation.

Dr. Ilan Tur-Kaspa, specialist in oocyte freezing, the health of the children born from frozen eggs, and Preimplantation Genetic Testing.

Space is limited; Register Today!

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Lifestyle Series: How Nutrition Can Boost Fertility!
Feb
21
5:30 PM17:30

Lifestyle Series: How Nutrition Can Boost Fertility!

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Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Whether you’re planning to get pregnant, trying to conceive on your own or currently undergoing fertility treatments, join us for an informative and supportive look into nutrition for fertility. We’ll discuss the current evidence on how diet impacts fertility as well as strategies to incorporate fertility-boosting foods into your diet and lifestyle. 

Lead by:

Registered dietitian and reproductive nutrition specialist, Rachelle Mallik, MA, RD, LDN. Rachelle is the founder of The Food Therapist, a virtually-based private practice that provides nutrition therapy for fertility, pregnancy, postpartum and breastfeeding.

Space is limited; Register Today!

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