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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Healing Inflammation and Improving Fertility with Nutritional Choices – Webinar

Wednesday, November 2nd – 6:00PM to 7:00PM

Shawna Schwalb, Nutritionist

With all the chatter about nutritional supplementation, we tend to overlook the impact of food on our health and fertility. Join Pulling Down the Moon nutritionist Shawna Schwalb for an information-packed seminar that will help you make your diet fertility-friendly. Learn about the negative consequences of inflammation on both female and male fertility and the simple, fertility-boosting steps you can take to change how you eat.

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Taking a Deep Breath: Mind/Body Strategies for the Holidays – Seminar

Monday, November 7th – 6:30PM to 8:00PM

Ariadna Cymet-Lanski, Psy.D.
Beth Heller, M.S.

Pulling Down the Moon | 770 N. LaSalle St. – Suite 800 Chicago, IL 60654 | Register Now!

Monday, November 14th – 6:30PM to 8:00PM

Susan M. Rizzato, MSW, LCSW
Beth Heller, M.S.

Pulling Down the Moon | 1770 First St. – Suite 400 Highland Park, IL 60035 | Register Now!

Holidays can be stressful, and when you add fertility challenges to the mix the festive time of year seems downright daunting. Join the Mind/Body experts from Fertility Centers of Illinois and Pulling Down the Moon for an evening of discussion and practice aimed to give you tools and practices for managing the stresses of the holidays. We’ll explore techniques for dealing with negative thoughts, and finish with a restorative yoga practice focused on releasing tension and creating space for some peace. This is a wonderful community event that will help you feel supported, healthier and less alone. Partners are welcome to attend! Wear comfortable clothing.

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Egg Donation: Your Journey to Parenthood Starts Here – Webinar

Tuesday, November 15th – 5:00PM to 6:00PM
Tuesday, December 13th – 5:00PM to 6:00PM

Julie Wiese, R.N., B.S.N. and Monica Nitschmann, M.A.

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 help you understand realistic treatment expectations. We will have time for all of your questions.

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Holistic Strategies for Healthy Holidays – Webinar

Monday, December 5th – 6:00PM to 7:00PM

Ariadna Cymet-Lanski, Psy.D.
Beth Heller, M.S.

Join Pulling Down the Moon Co-Founder Beth Heller and Fertility Centers of Illinois’ Psychologist Dr. Ariadna Cymet-Lanski for a strategy session on stress-free holidays. We will be discussing holiday stress reduction, exploring nutritional strategies for optimal fertility in the New Year, tactics for coping with social situations, and even setting resolutions together for 2017. True to the holiday spirit, there will be a drawing among the attendees for fun prizes that will help you make 2017 your healthiest and most fertile year ever!

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Making Embryos: The Day-by-Day Journey – Webinar

Thursday, December 8th – 6:00PM to 7:00PM

Jill Mathews, TS (ABB), Embryologist

Embryologists play the central role in the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process. Join our embryologists from the Fertility Center of Illinois embryology lab to learn what actually happens to your eggs, sperm, and embryos. You will learn how eggs are fertilized, how embryos grow, and how eggs, sperm, and embryos are frozen. This is a fascinating presentation and is highly recommended for anyone who is planning to go through IVF, has already been through IVF, or is simply curious. Take a peek inside the embryology lab with us! Bring your questions!

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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.