Explaining a “Miracle Baby”

By Kate Weldon LeBlanc At bedtime on my daughter’s ninth birthday, she asked me to explain how babies are made. I think it was just a coincidence that it was on her birthday, but the timing did make the conversation even more meaningful. This was the most pointed time she had ever asked about conception. […]

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Wait for Me

By Amanda Grazioli “Mommy, mommy! Wait for me.” A tiny little girl, all pigtails and dimples, blows by me and breaks me from my concentration. She runs up to her mom and grabs her hand. I’m sitting at a tiny garden table at a botanic garden, typing at my laptop. Her cries shatter me. I […]

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Finding “Your People” at the New England Walk of Hope

By Cassandra Hedstrom “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller I have always admired those wise words of Ms. Keller, but they’ve never held more meaning to me than they did on September 18th, 2016. I know I will look back on that Sunday for years to […]

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This is your day too

By Kate Weldon LeBlanc This week has been busy for me, personally and professionally, so Mother’s Day has snuck up on me this year. This is somewhat surprising since the Mother-Mom-Mama marketing is everywhere in these weeks and days leading up to the holiday. And when I was trying to conceive or mourning loss, this […]

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We Are 1 In 8.

By Rachelle Bernard 1 in 8. Did you know that one in eight couples deals with infertility?  Did you know there is such a thing as National Infertility Awareness Week?  Yeah, like you I had no idea. Why would I? I’m almost 42 years old. I have two children, 19 and 16. Why would I know? […]

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The top 10 things your reproductive endocrinologist would want you to know

By Mary Sabatini, MD, PhD Having difficulty with conceiving is a very common medical problem. Approximately one out of every six couples will not be able to conceive after one year of trying. Thus any couple who has difficulty is not alone. Like any other medical problem, fertility troubles should not be ignored. In addition […]

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The Gift that Keeps on Giving

By Ellen Glazer I am looking forward to joining several other members of the RESOLVE New England (RNE) community on May 10 at the Massachusetts State House. We will be there to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the passage of the law defining infertility for the purpose of access to insurance coverage in Massachusetts. Officially […]

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Extra Mom Guilt

By Kate Weldon LeBlanc There are great communities of support online, including on Inspire, Facebook and Twitter, for all different life circumstances – including infertility. I believe these resources are a wonderful complement to support groups like those offered by RESOLVE New England (RNE) or a helpful alternative for those who do not have in-person support nearby […]

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Lucky Charms – Superstition and Infertility

By Vivian Samson As we near Saint Patrick’s Day, it seems that everywhere you turn, you see leprechauns, pots of gold and four-leaf clovers. People swear by the “Luck of the Irish” and it is also considered lucky to kiss someone Irish. We don’t stop to think twice about these and other superstitions; they are […]

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Is a peer support group right for me?

By RESOLVE New England At RESOLVE New England (RNE), we offer a variety of Peer Support Groups, led by people who understand the unique challenges and stresses of dealing with infertility and the many varied paths to family building. All of our Peer Group leaders are volunteers who have experience with infertility. While they are […]

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