The Egg Donation Experience: Thoughts from a known donor

In the spring of 2014, I decided to explore becoming an egg donor. I had recently finished my Bachelor’s degree and decided to look further into what being an egg donor would entail. After looking through the websites of various agencies, I filled out the application with Circle to hopefully be picked by and matched […]

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10 tips for Recovering from the Holiday Season

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You made it! Cookies were baked (and consumed), the holiday season was endured, and the  new year rung in. And where does that leave you? Perhaps relieved…perhaps still emotionally raw. This time of year is incredibly tough. The holidays are stressful for most people, and a new year can feel like a fresh start – or it […]

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Take Care Of Yourself

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By: Katie O’Connor, Founder, Shine: A Light On Fertility We’ve all heard it, “Take care of yourself.” But when going through infertility treatments it couldn’t be more important to take those four little words to heart. But what does take care of yourself really mean??? To me it meant not being selfish but thinking about […]

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Baby Loss

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The following is an excerpt of an interview of Julie Richardson Paige by Catherine Tucker.  Read the full interview here.  Catherine: I’ve always felt that people who go through IVF should get a free pass with regards to pregnancy complications. We’ve already been through enough to get pregnant and should just get to enjoy the […]

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Evaluating Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Infertility

Today’s post was written by Dr. Elena Yanushpolsky, an infertility specialist with the Center for Infertility and Reproductive Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). Dr. Yanushpolsky is also the Director of the Brigham and Women’s Center for Infertility and Reproductive Surgery at South Shore Hospital in South Weymouth. When conventional fertility treatments do not […]

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Bad luck – that could not be the end of my story. I needed more.

Empty Crib and the Pain Infertility

This blog post was written by Julie Richardson Paige, a member of the RESOLVE New England Board of Directors. They say one out of every 10 couples struggle with infertility. They also say one out of every 4 woman will suffer a pregnancy loss. Just my luck, i was dealt the hand of both. Really? […]

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18 Tips for Coping with Infertility During the Holidays

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By Carol Frost Vercollone, LICSW  (Orginally posted 12/19/12) Anticipating Your Issues If fertility treatment is getting to you and you’re feeling frustrated with its uncomfortably large effect on your daily life, you may hate to see an article on coping with the holidays. Why should you be reduced to “coping” when everybody else seems to be […]

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RNE has strengthened my resolve: a volunteer’s story

Peer Led Support Groups at RESOLVE New England

“You are an excellent candidate for ivf.”  “You have Ovarian Hyper Stimulation Syndrome, I’m sorry, but we have to freeze all of your embryos.” “Your embryos are of excellent quality!” “You’re pregnant!” “I’m sorry, your levels have dropped.” “I’m sorry, there’s no longer a pregnancy.” “You’ve been approved for adoption!” “It will be several years […]

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RESOLVE New England names Kate Weldon LeBlanc as Executive Director

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Waltham, MA – December 3, 2014 —  RESOLVE New England (RNE), the region’s infertility support, education and advocacy organization, is pleased to announce today that it has named Kate Weldon LeBlanc as its Executive Director. She will assume her new role at RNE commencing in January 2015. “We are delighted to announce this appointment,” said […]

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LGBTQ Routes to Parenthood

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“So, which of you is the real Mom?” This is the kind of question, amongst many others, that LGBTQ families hear when they are out and about with their children, which thankfully is happening in growing numbers, even though the sensitivity of questions has yet to catch up. According to the 2010 census, 111,000 same […]

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