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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FEM SEM: Fertility Enhancing Massage

Monday, May 22 | 7:00PM-8:00PM | Register >

Meredith Nathan, Director of Massage – Pulling Down the Moon

What is the Fertility Enhancing Massage Protocol? How is it different from regular massage? Is it safe to receive during a medicated cycle? Learn about Pulling Down the Moon’s exclusive and cutting edge Fertility Massage services from their creator, Meredith Nathan. Learn the best times to receive certain sessions, what types of benefits each massage offers, and what kind of results can you expect. You will learn self-care techniques you can perform at home to complement your massages and help maximize your fertility.

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Egg Donation Webinar: Your Journey to Parenthood Starts Here

Tuesday, May 23 | 12:00PM-1:00PM | Register >
Tuesday, June 20 | 7:30PM-8:30PM | Register >

Julie Wiese, RN, BSN – Director, 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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Surrogacy Webinar: So…I need a Gestational Carrier. What’s next?

Wednesday, May 24 | 7:00AM-8:00AM | Register >
Tuesday, June 27 | 7:00AM-8:00AM | Register >

Kelly Del Valle, 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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Community Acupuncture Event

Sunday, June 11 | 9:00AM-10:00AM | Register >
Sunday, June 11 | 10:00AM-11:00AM | Register >

Interested in trying acupuncture? You probably have questions. Please join us for this free community event acupuncture session and get an opportunity to try what acupuncture feels like!

**Note: There are two locations for this event! The 9:00AM class is located at Pulling Down the Moon Chicago and will be hosted by Meg Gibson, LAc, MSOM. The 10:00AM session will be at Pulling Down the Moon Highland Park with Christine Davis, LAc, Dipl OM.**

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Webinar: Acupuncture for Fertility – Helpful or Just Hype?

Thursday, June 22 | 7:00PM-8:00PM | Register >

Christine Davis, LAc, Dipl OM – Pulling Down the Moon

You’ve heard acupuncture can help with fertility, but does it really work? In this webinar, you will learn about how Traditional Chinese Medicine can help with all kinds of explained fertility issues (male and female) and even those that are “unexplained.” Find out about the techniques that are used and the theories behind them. Learn what you can do to help balance your body with these ancient methods.

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Monthly Infertility Support Group

Saturday, April 15 | 12:00PM-1:00PM | Register >
Saturday, May 20 | 12:00PM-1:00PM | Register >
Saturday, June 17 | 12:00PM-1:00PM | Register >

Susan M. Rizzato, LCSW

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.