Vios Fertility Institute St. Louis to Host “A Night Out” Event for Women on April 26
Event Recognizes National Infertility Awareness Week,
Supports Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support
A Night Out features:
- A series of 5-minute presentations covering woman’s health, pregnancy and infertility topics followed by Q&A sessions. (See topics below).
- Blowouts and mini make-overs, a vendor market, and glass-blowing demonstrations.
- Food, drinks, friends, and good conversations.
- Menstrual Cycle 101: What Really Happens? When? & Why? What You Need to Know If You Are Thinking About Starting A Family; Presented by Dr. Julie Rhee, Vios Fertility Institute
- 5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Got Pregnant: The Good. The Bad. & The Downright Ugly.; Presented by Dr. Amber Cooper, Vios Fertility Institute
- Trying to Conceive – Truth or Myth: Do I Really Need to Keep My Feet in the Air for 30 Minutes (Asking for a Friend) & Other Common Misconceptions; Presented by Dr. Amber Cooper, Vios Fertility Institute
- Help, I’m Still Not Pregnant!: What Really Needs to Happen & Identifying if Something is Wrong!; Presented by Dr. Amber Cooper, Vios Fertility Institute
- I Want Children, Just Not Right Now! What To Do To Protect Your Future Dreams of Parenthood; Presented by Dr. Julie Rhee, Vios Fertility Institute
- When Conceiving Naturally Isn’t An Option: Seeking the Consultation of a Fertility Specialist; Presented by Dr. Julie Rhee, Vios Fertility Institute
Event Press Release
ST. LOUIS, MO. (April 2, 2018) – Many young women in their early 20s never give their fertility a second thought. But for women struggling to get pregnant later in life, it can be all they think about. With A Night Out to: Educate. Support. Empower. on Thursday, April 26, 2018, Vios Fertility Institute in St. Louis will help women better understand their fertility health in a fun and engaging way – whether parenthood is right in sight or years down the road.
“Women need to be well-informed about their personal fertility health,” Dr. Amber Cooper, Medical and IVF Practice Director, Vios Fertility Institute – St. Louis. “Unfortunately, the conversation with their doctor doesn’t often happen until long after they begin trying for a baby. By getting the information they need now, they can possibly prevent years of heartache down the road. That’s what A Night Out is for – to educate women on their health, to support women who struggle with infertility, and to empower women to make the right choices for their future.”
Held at Third Degree Glass Factory at 5200 Delmar Boulevard from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., A Night Out features three hours of fun, including blowouts and mini make-overs, a vendor market, and glass-blowing demonstrations. But more importantly, it provides a series of 5-minute presentations covering everything from sexual health and pregnancy to infertility and egg freezing. In addition, a number of fertility specialists and women’s health experts will be on hand to answer guests’ questions.
Tickets for A Night Out are $25 per person and include food, drinks and entry into a raffle to win prizes, such as a free IVF cycle* from Vios Fertility Institute, Gala tickets, Title Boxing Gift Certificate, St. Louis Cardinals tickets, and more. The first 50 women to arrive will also receive a gift bag of goodies from the event sponsors and partners, including title sponsor Sema4™. Sema4, a Mount Sinai Health System venture, is a health information company founded on the idea that more information, deeper analysis, and increased engagement will improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.
All proceeds from A Night Out will benefit Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support, a St. Charles-based national nonprofit that serves those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth or in the first few months of life.
Remarked Debbie Cochran, Executive Director of Share, “Nearly one in four pregnancies ends in loss, and stillbirth affects one percent of pregnancies. The generosity of A Night Out participants will help us in our mission to provide support to families who have experienced the loss of a baby. From support group meetings to memorial events, we want to ensure no one has to endure this grief on their own.”
Women who wish to purchase tickets to A Night Out to learn more about their health while helping support Share can register here.
About Vios Fertility Institute: Vios Fertility is a leading-edge fertility practice that seeks to bring high-tech, personalized care to patients seeking fertility treatment, including intrauterine insemination, IVF and third-party reproduction (egg donor, sperm donor and gestational carrier treatment). Vios Fertility Institute is dedicated to helping each patient, couple and family with all of their reproductive health needs. Its team approach focuses on the patient from day one, with a personalized plan that is best suited for the emotional, physical and financial needs of each individual. To learn more, visit ViosFertility.com.
About Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support: Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support is a community for anyone who experiences the tragic death of a baby. We often serve parents, grandparents, siblings, and others in the family unit, as well as the professionals who care for grieving families. Share is a national organization with over 75 chapters in 29 states. Our services include bed-side companions, phone support, face-to-face support group meetings, resource packets, private online communities, memorial events, training for caregivers, and so much more. Should you need them, we hope you can also benefit from at least one of these many resources. To learn more, visit NationalShare.org.
About Sema4: Sema4 is a health information company founded on the idea that more information, deeper analysis, and increased engagement will improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. A Mount Sinai Health System venture based in Stamford, Conn., Sema4 is enabling physicians and consumers to more seamlessly engage the digital universe of data, from genome test results and clinical records to wearable sensor metrics and more. The company currently offers advanced genome-based diagnostics for reproductive health and oncology and is building predictive models of complex disease. Sema4 believes that patients should be treated as partners, and that data should be shared for the benefit of all. www.sema4.com
*Eligibility to win free cycle of IVF – only individuals who are not currently patients of Vios Fertility Institute (or the Center for Reproductive Medicine and Wellness) are eligible to enter this giveaway. Current patients, see below for a separate giveaway you can enter.
Included in the free cycle of IVF is an initial consultation, baseline and on-going cycle monitoring, one egg retrieval with anesthesia, ICSI, one transfer (fresh or frozen), and cryopreservation and one year of storage for any remaining embryos. Medication and genetic testing are not included. Storage of any cryopreserved embryos after one year will be billed at our standard rate. The free cycle must be used within one calendar year. If the winner has fertility insurance coverage, we will bill insurance first and cover any remaining balances for the items included in the free cycle. You must be present at the drawing to win the free cycle. The winner may choose to gift the free cycle to another individual as long as that individual is not a current patient.
Current Patient Giveaway: current patients who attend the event can be entered to win a portion of one cycle of medications free of charge. After purchasing your A Night Out ticket at https://bit.ly/2uCdZ7C, email [email protected] with the subject line “A Night Out: Current Patient Giveaway” and your full name and doctor listed in the email. The drawing will take place on Friday 4/27 and the winner will be notified that day.