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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Monthly Infertility Support Group

Saturday, March 18 | 12:00PM-1:00PM | Register >
Saturday, April 15 | 12:00PM-1:00PM | Register >
Saturday, May 20 | 12:00PM-1:00PM | Register >

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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Webinar: Fit & Fertile

Wednesday, February 22 | 6:00PM-7:00PM

Should you exercise when you are trying to get pregnant? Is running safe? Yoga? Join Beth Heller, M.S. co-owner of Pulling Down the Moon for an illuminating discussion about the link between fitness and fertility. This webinar provides insight on how to detox for favorable health in the New Year and get started off on the right foot for fertility fitness. Learn which exercise practices support reproductive function and learn how to optimize your exercise regimen for fertility.

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Egg Donation Webinar: Your Journey to Parenthood Starts Here

Tuesday, February 28 | 5:00PM-6:00PM | Register >
Tuesday, March 28 | 8:00AM-9:00AM | Register >

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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Webinar: Nutrition & Hormone Balance

Tuesday, March 7 | 6:00PM-7:00PM

This special webinar is in honor of National Nutrition Month! Join our registered dietician, Margaret Eich, for an engaging webinar that takes a closer look at the way what you eat can impact your ability to conceive. Our experts will cover how your nutritional choices can impact your overall fertility as well as specific conditions, such as, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, poor egg quality, and recurrent miscarriage.

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Community Events: Grocery Store Tour

Wednesday, March 15 | 6:00PM
Whole Foods – Lincoln Park
1550 N Kingsbury Street, Chicago, Illinois 60642
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Saturday, March 18 | 11:00AM
Sunset Foods – Highland Park
1812 Green Bay Road, Highland Park, Illinois 60035
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Meet Pulling Down the Moon’s registered dietician Shawna Schwalb at your local grocery store to learn more about how to find the best foods for your health at your local store along with ways to eat/prepare for optimal wellness. Learn more about ‘gut health’, how to prevent inflammation, and balance the hormones in your system. Meet inside the store near the front entrance. Event is free, but registration is required to reserve your spot.


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Handling Difficult People While You Are Trying to Conceive

Monday, March 13 | 6:00PM-7:30PM
Fertility Centers of Illinois – Chicago/River North
900 N Kingsbury Street, River Walk 6, Chicago, Illinois 60610
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Tuesday, March 21 | 6:30PM-7:30PM
Fertility Centers of Illinois – Glenview
3703 West Lake Avenue, Lower Level Classroom, Glenview, IL 60026
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The emotional challenges of infertility increase whenever your support network feels shaky. In addition, we all have people who push our buttons. They drain our energy, take us off track and might impact the rest of our day. From family members to acquaintances, difficult people create situations in which we become frustrated, ineffective, and unprepared to find solutions. Join Dr. Ariadna Cymet Lanski and Susan Rizzato MCSW as you learn how to deal with difficult people while facing the challenges of infertility treatment.


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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.

 


 

Shine Fertility Events

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Shine Bright 2017: Come to Learn, Stay to Get Pampered

Wednesday, April 26 | 6:00PM-9:00PM
Greenhouse Loft
2545 W. Diversey Ave., Chicago, IL 60647

Shine Bright is Shine’s annual advocacy celebration, which brings together leaders in the women’s health profession, for a night to celebrate, learn, and have an honest conversation about women’s health + wellness.

{everything you want to know but don’t know who to ask about women’s health + wellness!}

Building on last year’s success, they are expanding Shine Bright to include an inspirational keynote speaker, Mel Charbonneau – co-founder of Fellow Flowers, to kick off the evening.

New this year we will feature a breakout session of a panel of women sharing their fertility journeys. This will be a chance for attendees to have an intimate and inspiring conversation and an opportunity to share their own fertility journey. Tickets include premium beverages (One Hope Wines, Lagunitas Beer, and Social Enjoyments cocktails) and delicious food by Arbor. Guests will also enjoy complimentary pampering services including massage, skincare, manicures, hair styling and make-up, as well as local designers displaying clothing and jewelry!

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