Why I Walk

By Kirsten Reitter DeSorbo A few days following our second miscarriage, my family and I walked down to our local coffee shop to enjoy a Sunday morning treat. I had just spent the past few days doing my best to parent our 2 ½ year-old daughter when all I wanted to do was retreat under […]

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Find your people

By Kristen Sabelis Last November, I attended the RESOLVE New England (RNE) annual conference as a parent panel member. At the conference, Kate Weldon LeBlanc, RNE Executive Director, talked about the importance of finding your people. Whoever those people are, it is important to build a sense of community with others whom you identify with. […]

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Honoring My Grief

By: Laura LaCascia-Ehlert I have been silently grieving for ten months. It started when IVF did not work out in our favor. That was the day my grief started, but it wasn’t until months later that I became aware I was grieving. I wondered during those months why do I struggle with concentration, why can […]

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Our Story: The Reward is Worth the Wait

By Matt Krawczyk   It was around 2pm when I listened to the message on my cell phone. After taking a few minutes to gather my thoughts, I messaged my wife Vanessa to tell her that I was leaving the office early, and then I quietly packed up my things and headed home. It wasn’t […]

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How to Adopt a Child in Massachusetts

By Nancy Rosenhaus Are you considering adopting a child in Massachusetts? Adoption is a beautiful way to grow your family and provide a child with a loving, forever home. Choosing to adopt a baby is the start of an incredible journey. It is a journey of love, patience, and at times, paperwork. If you are […]

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It’s never too early–or late–to be aware of postpartum depression

By Kate Weldon LeBlanc May is Maternal Mental Health month, and I do not want it to end without RESOLVE New England (RNE) doing our part to help raise awareness. I think the most familiar maternal mental health term is postpartum depression (PPD), but “perinatal mental illnesses” is a more accurate term because many women […]

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Advocacy Day at a Glance

By Crystal Wilson Tyler and I just got back from an amazing trip to Washington DC to advocate on behalf of all Veterans with Service Connected injuries that result in the need for Assistive Reproductive Technology (ART), including in-vitro fertilization (IVF). We worked with two organizations at the forefront of advocating for changing this gap in […]

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Waiting in an Instantaneous Time

By Ellen Glazer Waiting used to be part of the fabric of our lives. It wasn’t all that long ago that we waited for letters to arrive by mail, for water to boil, for film to be processed and for someone to be home so that we could talk with them by phone. In those […]

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Maine Family Law Clarifies Parental Rights

By Judith Berry, Esq. When Celia and Robert Nolan wanted to add a child to their family, they knew it would require assisted reproductive technology (ART). Celia is known as a “DES daughter”; Celia was unable to carry her own child due to the side effects from her mother being prescribed the diethylstilbestrol (DES) drug […]

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Endometriosis: Understanding a Complex Disease

By The Center for Endometriosis Care Abdominal or pelvic pain? Infertility? Painful sex? Bowel-related symptoms? Bladder pain? Lower back or leg pain? Bloating? Crippling fatigue? Debilitating periods? Endometriosis could be at the root of these symptoms–and many others. Despite being among the most common of diseases, persistent myths, misinformation and deficient health literacy about the disease […]

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