April 18, 2016 (Chicago, IL) – Fertility Centers of Illinois and RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association will recognize National Infertility Awareness Week®, April 23 through April 29, joining millions of women and men struggling to build a family, health care professionals, mental health professionals, and other thought leaders to promote greater awareness about infertility. To support this initiative, Fertility Centers of Illinois is offering free events, free Fertility Awareness Checkups ($90 value) and educational information.

“Many couples and individuals feel isolation and sadness because of infertility,” explains Dr. Chris Sipe, President of Fertility Centers of Illinois. “National Infertility Awareness Week is a movement to educate the public and create greater infertility awareness. Our goal is to help women and men find answers and get the support they need to address the medical, emotional, social and economic challenges infertility can present.”

“The theme of National Infertility Awareness Week is ‘Listen Up!’ and RESOLVE is honored to bring together the entire infertility community to call attention to the issues facing this community,” said Barbara Collura, RESOLVE’s President/CEO. “By listening to those impacted we have an opportunity to raise awareness about the many barriers millions face in pursuit of a family.”

National Infertility Awareness Week: Events, Promotions, Information

Free Fertility Awareness Checkup: All Fertility Awareness Checkup appointments booked April 23 – May 6 will be free ($90 value). The checkup assesses basic fertility potential and includes a blood test and ultrasound for women and a semen analysis for men. A doctor consultation must be booked separately. Learn more in this blog: Assessing Fertility Potential with a Fertility Awareness Checkup. Schedule a free Fertility Awareness Checkup by calling 877.324.4483.

Answers to the Top 10 Questions Fertility Doctors Hear

The physician team at Fertility Centers of Illinois shares answers to the most common questions they hear from new patients during office visits.

Quiz: True or False? 10 Statements Fertility Doctors Hear

Test your fertility knowledge with a 10-question true/false quiz that covers common statements as told to our physician team.

Events and Webinars:

April 25th 6:00-7:00 p.m.: Mindfulness Skills to Cope With Fertility Treatment
Fertility Centers of Illinois – 900 N. Kingsbury, Suite RW6, Chicago, IL, 60610

April 25th 6:00-7:00 p.m.: Webinar: What Supplements to Take to Increase Fertility

April 26th 6:00-7:30 p.m.: Making Embryos in the Lab: A Day-by-Day Journey

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

April 27th 7:00-8:00 p.m.: Relaxation Response Workout

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

April 27th 6:00-9:00 p.m.: Ladies Night Out! A Conversation About Fertility Preservation

City Winery 1200 West Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60607

Freeze your biological clock until the time is right for you! Join us for an evening of appetizers, cocktails, and a conversation about fertility preservation and egg freezing. All attendees receive a certificate for a free egg freezing consultation with a Fertility Centers of Illinois physician.

Register for events and learn further details at FCIonline.com or call 877.324.4483.

 

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Fertility Centers of Illinois (FCI) is one of the leading fertility treatment practices in the United States, providing advanced reproductive endocrinology services for over 30 years with more than 35,000 babies born. FCI physicians, embryologists and support staff are stringently chosen based on educational background, medical skills and their ability to collaborate. With a team of nine nationally and internationally recognized physicians who treat thousands of patients each year, the practice has earned a reputation for early to the market with state of the art technology. FCI is dedicated to medical and clinical excellence and continues to invest in the latest technologies and research. FCI offers a comprehensive range of fertility treatments with an emphasis on in vitro fertilization and its related applications and technologies. The practice has one of the largest Collaborative Reproduction Centers, providing treatment options for Egg Donation and Gestational Carriers. The practice has extensive experience in the continually evolving field of genetic screening of embryos, including diagnosis for single gene abnormalities. FCI has expanded their experience and technologies into the rapidly growing realm of egg freezing with a personalized paradigm of treatment for each patient throughout reproductive life. As the premier and largest fertility practice in the Midwest region, Fertility Centers of Illinois has eight physician offices serving patients in the Chicagoland region, northern Indiana, and southern Wisconsin. Learn more by calling 877-324-4483 or visiting www.fcionline.com.

About RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association: RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, established in 1974, is dedicated to ensuring that all people challenged in their family building journey reach resolution through being empowered by knowledge, supported by community, united by advocacy, and inspired to act. RESOLVE exists to provide: access to care; advocacy for coverage; access to support and community; access to education and awareness of all family building options. For more information, visit www.RESOLVE.org.

About National Infertility Awareness Week® (NIAW): Founded by RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, NIAW is a movement that raises awareness about the disease of infertility and encourages the public to take charge of their reproductive health. Each year the infertility community comes together for one week to focus on ensuring that people trying to conceive know the guidelines for seeing a specialist when they are trying to conceive; enhancing public understanding that infertility is a disease that needs and deserves attention; and educating legislators about the disease of infertility and how it impacts people in their state. In 2010 NIAW became a federally recognized health observance by the Department of Health and Human Services. For more information, visit www.infertilityawareness.org