Finding synergy in their missions for healthy pregnancies, Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) sponsored this year's March for Babies, a fundraising walk for the March of Dimes, today in Fairfield, CT.
Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) April 25, 2010 -- Finding synergy in their missions for healthy pregnancies, Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) fertility clinic sponsored this year's March for Babies, a fundraising walk for the March of Dimes. RMACT's sponsorship includes Kid Zone festivities at the walk's culmination in Fairfield, CT. Along with the sponsorship, RMACT showed their support with a team of patients, staff and friends who walked the route today.
As sponsors, RMACT hopes to help raise awareness of the importance of singleton pregnancies when going through fertility treatment. RMACT- Fairfield County's largest fertility clinic and egg donation center - has a 60% pregnancy success rate in patients who have had a single embryo transfer during in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Single pregnancies are ideal because they place less physical stress on mother and child. While multiple births, especially twins, have become more common in recent years, these gestations can pose serious threats, including preterm labor, premature birth, low birth weight, gestational diabetes and preeclampsia. The babies can also have long-term disabilities such as mental retardation, cerebral palsy, and vision and hearing loss.
"We believe our responsibility is to help our patients achieve healthy pregnancies, not simply to accomplish conception," says Dr. Mark Leondires, Medical Director of RMACT. "We're proud that we've been able to help over 5,000 patients have babies, and we're especially proud of our current single pregnancy rates."
"The March of Dimes thanks RMACT for its support of March for Babies and the March of Dimes mission to give all babies a healthy start. Their sponsorship helps to ensure that critical research and education will continue to benefit moms and babies in Connecticut and across the nation," said Carrie Fuller, State Director of the March of Dimes Connecticut Chapter.
About March of Dimes
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org.
Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) specializes in the treatment of infertility. With Connecticut fertility clinics and egg donation offices in Norwalk, Danbury and Greenwich, and affiliate New York fertility clinics serving Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties, our team of Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologists offer a wide range of infertility treatments from ovulation induction and intrauterine insemination (IUI) to the most advanced assisted reproductive technologies including in-vitro fertilization (IVF), egg donation and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). The RMACT team of fertility doctors includes Drs. Mark P. Leondires, Spencer S. Richlin, Joshua M. Hurwitz and Cynthia M. Murdock. All physicians are members of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and the Fairfield County and Connecticut Medical Societies. RMACT's IVF laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and CLIA; other accreditations include the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). RMACT offers individualized infertility treatment plans in a patient-focused and supportive environment. Support services, such as, infertility treatment financing, psychological counseling, acupuncture and yoga are also available. For more information visit, http://www.RMACT.com.
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