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!

 

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Egg Donation: Your Journey to Parenthood Starts Here-Webinar

Thursday, November 30 | 7:00AM-8:00AM | Register >
Thursday, December 14 | 5:00PM-6:00PM | Register >

Julie Wiese, RN, BSN – Director, Center for Collaborative Reproduction
Olivia Furnas, APN, RN – Center for Collaborative Reproduction

Searching for an egg donor candidate can be one of the greatest challenges for our patients. Fertility Centers of Illinois Center for Collaborative Reproduction (CCR) has developed a patient webinar to help streamline the egg donor process. This webinar will be an overview of egg donor program options, steps to prepare for your treatment and understand realistic treatment expectations. We will have time for all of your questions.


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Holiday Yoga with Pulling Down the Moon

Chicago | Saturday, December 2 | 10:00AM-11:00AM | Register >
Highland Park | Thursday, December 14 | 6:00PM-7:00PM | Register >

Alison Ruettiger, RYT and Cassie Harrison, RYT- Pulling Down the Moon

Pulling Down the Moon, Chicago
770 N. LaSalle, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60654

Pulling Down the Moon, Highland Park
1770 1st, Suite 400
Highland Park, IL 60035

Don’t let the stress of the holidays bog you down! Put a little cheer into your holiday season with this fertility friendly yoga class. Class participants are welcome to dress festive!


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No Partner Needed: A Support Group for Single Women

Monday, December 11 | 6:00PM-7:00PM | Register >

Susan Rizzato, LCSW

Fertility Centers of Illinois, River North
900 N. Kingsbury, Suite RW6
Chicago, IL 60610

Join Susan Rizzato, LCSW, our behavioral health specialist, as she leads a new support group just for single women.
As a woman trying to conceive on your own, you probably have many specific issues that “couples” would not face when trying to start their family. It can be especially hard to handle questions and opinions from well-meaning friends, family, or strangers when you choose the path to parenthood without a partner.

This session will discuss the following topics, and more:
– What are my options to become pregnant without a partner?
– How do I choose a sperm donor?
– What challenges will I face as a single parent?
– What information will I share with my intended child?

Share your experience, learn ways to manage stress, and navigate your way to a desired outcome.


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10 Things You Need to Do in 2018 to Improve Your Fertility – Webinar

Monday, December 11 | 6:00PM-7:00PM | Register >

Beth Heller, MS – Pulling Down the Moon

Get prepared for the New Year with this fun and festive webinar! Pulling Down the Moon Co-Founder Beth Heller will share 10 ways to create a shift in your life and your fertility in 2018. From nutrition hacks to yoga poses, breathing work to spicing up your love life, this webinar will distill Beth’s 20 years of experience as a yoga teacher with her 15 years of experience in the field of infertility. You will walk away feeling energized and excited for the year to come! And, as a Pulling Down the Moon tradition demands, there will be special prizes and holiday give-aways!


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Surrogacy: So…I need a Gestational Carrier. What’s next?-Webinar

Thursday, December 14 | 7:30AM-8:30AM | Register >

Kelly Del Valle, RN, BSN – CCR Nurse Coordinator
Caroline Cianfrocco, RN, BSN – CCR Nurse Coordinator

Our Center for Collaborative Reproduction has an expert nursing team to guide you when using a gestational carrier. This webinar presented by nurse coordinator Kelly Del Valle, RN will provide an overview of the selection guidelines, treatment outline, and the steps to prepare for treatment. After this presentation you will have a better understanding and a realistic timeline for this process. Q & A to follow.


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Monthly Infertility Support Group

Saturday, December 16 | 12:00PM-1:00PM | Register >

Susan M. Rizzato, LCSW

Fertility Centers of Illinois, River North
900 N. Kingsbury, Suite RW6
Chicago, IL 60610

If you are going through infertility treatment, you may be finding it particularly difficult to deal with the emotional and physical stresses that come along with treatment.

As you navigate through your fertility journey, do you ever feel lonely and isolated, like you have very few people to talk with about infertility, everyone you know is pregnant or has children, infertility is affecting your career, or coping with family and friends is becoming more difficult?

There are a number of resources that you can make use of to help you deal with your battle with infertility, which can include your friends and family. It can sometimes be difficult to feel fully understood by the people closest to us. For this reason, many people dealing with infertility look to infertility support groups for help. Infertility support groups can offer an understanding and informative place for you to discuss your experiences with others going through the same or similar issues.

Please join us at Fertility Centers of Illinois’ Infertility Support Group. Our group meets every third Saturday of the month. This group will be led by Susan Rizzato, LCSW at our River North clinic. Ms. Rizzato has considerable experience leading support groups and her warm, but professional approach makes this a great opportunity to connect with others in a safe environment. This free support group is available for both individuals and couples. Limited space, so please register early.


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Kevin J. Lederer Life Foundation Events

The Kevin J. Lederer Life Foundation (“Life Foundation”) was founded in 2014 to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Kevin Lederer, a well-respected and loved physician who specialized in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

As a 501c3 non-profit organization, the mission of the Life Foundation is to promote health and alleviate the mental and physical distress of individuals and couples diagnosed with infertility through education and financial assistance.