New complexities in our understanding of conception

By Aviva Bock, CCMHC, LMHC Many years ago, my friend Jane married in her late thirties and was not surprised when she was not able to conceive a child — after all, the information all said it was harder for older mothers to conceive — so she and her husband grieved and then applied to […]

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Timing is everything

By Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo There’s a popular knock knock joke that goes like this: Knock, knock Who is there? The interrupting cow. The interrupt- MOOOOOO! With this joke, timing is everything. In fact, many things in life come down to timing. From a punchline to cooking a perfect meal to making sure your chances of […]

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Movie Review: One More Shot

By Kate Weldon LeBlanc Last Saturday afternoon, it was 2 degrees, with angry, in-your-face, wind in Massachusetts. So I did what any hardy New Englander would do! I made a cup of tea, wrapped in a blanket on my couch, and watched a movie. I purchased and downloaded the film One More Shot from Vimeo. […]

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Infertility and the Holiday Season

By Heather Cavalieri Holidays are meant to be a time for cheer. Time to be spent with your family and loved ones. To have large gatherings where you celebrate everything you are grateful for, and all that you have accomplished in the previous year. It’s a time to set goals for your future, and to […]

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Advocacy Superheroine

By Jon Franke Think about a time when you were faced with adversity, or a situation that seemed unfair. What did you do? If you’re like most of us you made some noise, maybe complained a little bit, maybe even gave someone a piece of your mind. Then, maybe you dropped it, and went on […]

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Connecting in Real Life

By Heidi Gordon Four years ago, my journey to parenthood was at a crossroads. I had married at 36 and began trying to conceive straight away. After 6 months and no success, it was off to our first Reproductive Endocrinologist (RE) and the start of many treatments. Two and a half years later, we had […]

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BFF and TTC

By Kate Weldon LeBlanc Last year Sadie* reached out to me, knowing that I have experienced infertility and work at RESOLVE New England. She asked, “My best friend is going through IVF, but now I am pregnant and eventually will post about it on Facebook. How should I break the news to her?”. Most importantly, […]

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Why I Wish I Could Be There to Walk

By Ellen S. Glazer, LICSW Like most of you reading this, I have participated in many pledge walks—sometimes with my feet, sometimes with my checkbook, often both. Rain or shine, large or small, these walks are almost always inspiring. In addition to raising needed funds for worthy causes, they bring people together and foster a […]

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Calling the Infertile Sisterhood

By Amanda Grazioli I’m sure many of us have seen the iconic pink ribbon out in the world, whether on a stranger’s car, purse, or scarf. I love it because, without a word, it clearly communicates to others that the person bearing it has been personally impacted by breast cancer. It is universally understood and […]

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Clinical Trials: Hope for a Better Tomorrow

By Rachel Basso What gets you up in the morning? For me it is hope – hope for a better tomorrow. You see, I have suffered from chronic pain, fatigue, and other symptoms since I was about 13 years old. Yet I did not have clear enough symptoms to get a decisive diagnosis of endometriosis […]

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