At Fertility Centers of Illinois, we are dedicated to providing you with all of the support you need; from renowned fertility experts and knowledgeable financial specialists to on-staff clinical psychologists and alternative health care professionals. You have an entire team committed to your physical and emotional well-being along your path to parenthood. Our Patient Education Program seminars, workshops, and webinars are open to the community. You do not need to be our patient to attend and they are all entirely free unless otherwise noted. If you have any questions, or you would like to hear other topics related to your journey, please contact us at (877) 324-4483.  We’d love to hear from you!

Starting with Charting — Webinar

Tuesday, May 17th — 6:00PM to 7:00PM

Allison K. Rodgers, M.D. – Fertility Centers of Illinois
Meg Gibson, L.Ac. – Pulling Down the Moon

Join Reproductive Endocrinologist Dr. Allison Rodgers and Meghan Gibson, L.Ac. to learn the ins and outs of charting your menstrual cycle using basal body temperature.  Charting can help determine the most fertile time of your cycle, potentially improving your chances to conceive!  This webinar includes an overview of how to chart, what’s “normal”, and what charting patterns may signal fertility issues.

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Mind Body Stress Solutions — Pulling Down the Moon Chicago

Monday, June 6th — 7:00PM to 8:30PM

Ariadna Cymet-Lanski, Psy.D. – Fertility Centers of Illinois
Beth Heller, M.S. – Pulling Down the Moon

Are you feeling stressed? Join Dr. Ariadna Cymet-Lanski of Fertility Centers of Illinois and Beth Heller of Pulling Down the Moon for an evening of fertility-friendly stress-reduction. Dr. Cymet-Lanski will discuss stress reduction strategies with a special emphasis on the stresses associated with infertility treatment. Discussion will be followed by a gentle yoga practice that will help you identify how you hold stress in your body and how breath and movement can help you relax. Partners are welcome to attend! Wear comfortable clothing.

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The Yoga for Fertility Experience — Pulling Down the Moon Highland Park

Sunday, June 12th — 2:00PM to 3:30PM

Curious about yoga and how it can support fertility? Learn about Pulling Down the Moon’s six week yoga program and the research that shows yoga can lower anxiety by as much as 20%! Practice a sequence of poses that are supportive of your fertility journey and safe during any part of the fertility cycle, including during ART cycles. All levels are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing and come ready to breathe, stretch and relax!

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Mindfulness Skills to Cope with Fertility Treatment — Chicago/River North

Monday, June 20th — 7:00PM to 8:30PM

Ariadna Cymet-Lanski, Psy.D. – Fertility Centers of Illinois

Fertility treatment can affect many aspects of your life. Women undergoing fertility treatment often struggle with negative thoughts that contribute to feelings of sadness, hopelessness and anxiety. Mindfulness training for fertility combines well-tested techniques from psychology and meditation. The goal is to achieve relaxation, self-insight, and to help manage negative thoughts and feelings. Learn how to be more aware of your thinking patterns and the steps you can take to be more in the present. By being more “present” you can gain more control of your emotions and approach fertility challenges more effectively.

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Fertility Fest: A Night to SHINE a Light on Fertility

Wednesday, July 13th — 6:00PM to 9:00PM

Dr. Allison K. Rodgers – Fertility Centers of Illinois

This is Shine’s annual advocacy event! Fertility Fest, A Night to SHINE a Light on Fertility will have the theme “Come to learn, stay to get pampered.” It’ll be hosted at the Greenhouse Loft in Logan Square.

Fertility Fest is a one-stop shop for all things women’s health: a night and a community where a woman can learn about fertility health and more about family building options. The event is designed to be educational and fun; a girls night out with a purpose.

Fertility Fest will include an inspirational speaker to kick off the evening, 15-20 expert exhibitors, breakout sessions with opportunities to learn and ask questions, and much more. We will also be featuring complimentary pampering services including massage, manicures and facials, as well as local designers displaying clothing and jewelry!

Information on Shine