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 behavioral health specialists and alternative health care professionals. You have an entire team committed to your physical and emotional well-being along your path to parenthood. Our Fertility Empowerment Series 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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Yoga for Fertility – 6 Week Paid Class

Chicago: Monday, March 5 | 5:30-7PM | Register >
Online: Sunday, March 4 | 5-5:45PM | Register >
Highland Park: Saturday, February 10 | 10-11:30AM | Register >
Chicago: Saturday, February 24 | 2-3:30PM | Register >

Multiple instructors, Pulling Down the Moon

This six-week class is a journey into the healing powers of Yoga for Fertility and how this practice can help calm and heal the body, clear the mind, and lighten the heart. At each class you will learn a series of yoga postures designed to improve fertility by increasing blood flow into the pelvis, releasing stress and anxiety, and balancing life energy flow in the body. In addition to this physical practice, we make a sequential exploration of concepts from yoga philosophy that frame the fertility journey in a way that reveals our personal strengths, reinforces the joy of everyday life, and empowers us to create the family we are meant to have. Through this class you will also join the wonderful, positive healing community of Pulling Down the Moon and enjoy the energy of all the amazing women who have shared their journey with us.

Cost: $210 for 6 sessions ($110 for online class). Preregistration required. Rolling enrollment is available for any in-center series.Space is limited, reserve your spot today!

Contact Pulling Down the Moon for questions: (312) 321-0004

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Stress, Your Adrenals, and Fertility – Webinar

Monday, March 26 | 6-7PM | Register >

Dr. Barbie Allegretti, Aligned Modern Health

There is a roll that DHEA and cortisol play in fertility. It is common that stress is a huge road block not only in getting pregnant but in handling pregnancy well. Abnormal adrenal function can affect both the man and the woman. It isn’t just a matter of saying “don’t be stressed out”. It is also a matter of addressing the effects that the stress has on the body that can be corrected through proper testing, supplementation and lifestyle and diet recommendations.

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Optimizing Fertility with TCM – Webinar

Monday, April 2 | 6-7PM | Register >

Dr. Lamya Kamel & Dr. Kate Phillippi, Aligned Modern Health

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has over 3,000 years of documented evidence supporting its use for reproductive health in women and men. Recent studies have shown the benefit of adding TCM to Assisted Reproductive Therapies to increase the outcomes of the treatment.

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Yoga for Fertility

Chicago: Saturday, April 7 | 12-1:30PM | Register >
Highland Park: Saturday, April 7 | 10-11:30AM | Register >

Multiple instructors, Pulling Down the Moon

Join us for a free yoga class concentrating on strengthening, calming, and connecting to your santosha (contentment). Learn about Pulling Down the Moon’s six-week yoga program, meet amazing women, and practice yoga. Research shows yoga for fertility 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. Diana Zic will be instructing the Chicago class and Cassie Harrison will be the instructor for Highland Park.

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Nutrients & Supplements for a Healthy Family – Webinar

Monday, April 9 | 6-7PM | Register >

Dr. Kristen Halland, Aligned Modern Health

Knowing what to eat and getting some easy tricks to be successful can make sure parents and babies have the right amount of nutrients. This can help conceive, provide the right amount of energy and proper supplementation for nursing. Working on energy, stamina, brain function and other areas can be easy when properly supplementing and supporting with a great diet. Checking nutrient status can also play a key role.

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Cocktails and Cryo – Evanston: An Egg Freezing Discussion

Wednesday, April 11 | 6-8PM | Register >

Farmhouse Evanston
703 Church Street
Evanston, IL 60201

Freeze your biological clock until the time is right for you!

Join us at Farmhouse Evanston, a comfy farm-to-table spot with local brews featured amid exposed brick & salvaged decor, for complimentary cocktails and appetizers in a relaxed setting while learning about your options for delaying parenthood until the time is right for you. Dr. Allison Rodgers and Dr. Jennifer Hirshfeld-Cytron will be joining us along with a panel of nurses and women who have previously frozen their eggs to share their experiences and answer any questions you may have about this empowering decision to preserve your fertility future.

All attendees receive a certificate for a free egg freezing consultation with a Fertility Centers of Illinois physician and a free Fertility Awareness Checkup.

Space is limited – RSVP by April 6, 2018!

Questions? Call 847.916.6243

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Utilizing Acupuncture for a Natural Pregnancy- Webinar

Monday, April 16 | 6-7PM | Register >

Dr. Lamya Kamel & Dr. Kate Phillippi, Aligned Modern Health

One of the most common complaints we encounter with our pregnant patients is pain. During pregnancy the body is changing so rapidly that discomfort is as common as the desire to avoid medication. Acupuncture can help by releasing tight musculature causing pain and promoting blood flow to overused areas. Acupuncture also releases natural pain killers to reduce the sensation of pain and help treat it naturally.

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Monthly Infertility Support Group

April 21, May 19, June 16 | 10-11AM | Register >

Susan M. Rizzato, LCSW, Fertility Centers of Illinois

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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No Partner Needed: A Support Group for Single Women

April 16, May 21, June 18 | 6-7PM | Register >

Susan Rizzato, LCSW, Fertility Centers of Illinois

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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Eating Better for Conception, Weight Control, & Nursing – Webinar

Monday, April 23 | 6-7PM | Register >

Dr. Brooklyn Washington & Olivia Wagner MS, RDN, LDN, Aligned Modern Health

Eating better isn’t always just eliminating junk food. It might be looking at adequate protein or increasing healthy fats. It might be timing or eliminating food sensitivities. Learn how your food choices can affect conception, keep your weight where you want it and set you up for adequate supply for nursing your baby.

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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.