Adoption after infertility

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Adoption is an amazing process. In the twelve years I have been working to bring families together through adoption, I have had the honor of witnessing the joyful anticipation, the hope and the love that adoptive families experience throughout their adoption process. For many, however, the beginning of their adoption journey is preceded by years […]

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Lesbian and Gay Family Building Using Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART)

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Samuel Pang, MD  Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist and Fertility Specialist Reproductive Science Center of New England Medical Director and Director, Donor Egg Program Historically, lesbians who have not had children through prior heterosexual relationships have utilized donor sperm insemination to have children. Similarly, gay men who have not had children through prior heterosexual relationships may […]

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Choosing an Egg Donation Agency: Questions to ask during your research

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If you are considering egg donation to help build your family, it is important to thoroughly research different agencies before signing on with one. Further, it is important to find one that you feel confident joining. There are many benefits to working with an agency, but each one is unique. You are about to begin […]

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How to Keep Living Your Life When Your Life is On Hold

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One of the toughest things about infertility treatment is that often it is a test of endurance rather than speed, a marathon rather than a sprint. If it were an intense, but brief experience, you could take a leave of absence from work, put other projects and people on hold, and hunker down to get […]

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MA Infertility State Advocacy Day Recap

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Thank you to each and every one of you who came to the State House last week to help us with the Massachusetts Infertility State Advocacy Day. Whether you occupied a seat at the Grand Staircase or electronically supported the day, your voice counted. Your voice was heard, loud and clear. The claps that echoed […]

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Connections

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By Erin Lasker Executive Director of RESOLVE New England As I was traveling down to Washington, D.C., for Resolve: The National Infertility Association’s Advocacy Day, I was reflecting on the connections I made last year and wondering if I would see some of the people I had met. How would the year have changed for […]

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Infertility and Uterine Fibroids: Do I Need Surgery?

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By Antonio R. Gargiulo, MD Brigham & Women’s Hospital Even in the age of highly effective assisted reproduction, the uterus remains an essential and irreplaceable component of successful fertility treatment. Common benign gynecologic condition such as uterine fibroids (present in over 30% of women over 35 years old) can threaten the integrity of the uterus […]

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Many Paths to Parenthood

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By Mary Elizabeth Sabatini, MD, PhD Massachusetts General Fertility Center She walked into my office and met my greeting with a warm hand shake and a smile.  She was a sophisticated-looking woman in her early 30s. She struck me as a confident person who knew she was on a good trajectory in her life. She […]

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Faced with Infertility, This ‘Natural Optimist’ Had ‘Doubt’

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By Kelly J. Nedeau I lay uncomfortably on the table watching the monitor during my hysteropingogram; the dye about to be injected. Then … wait … What? Wasn’t the dye supposed to go through my fallopian tubes and come out the other end? Why was it stopping just <5% into the tubes …  BOTH tubes… […]

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Defining Success Against Infertility

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This week, to bring awareness to National Infertility Awareness Week, RESOLVE New England will publish a blog a day. Stay tuned daily and read about infertility from every perspective: patient and professional. By Elizabeth Comeau, first IVF baby in the U.S. Either I am getting old, or IVF is suddenly, somehow back in the spotlight. Somebody must have […]

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