Facial Recognition and Egg Donation: Finding an Egg Donor with a Selfie

By Dory Ziperstein, LCSW, MPH The search for an egg donor can be based on a variety of criteria: cultural or ethnic background, education, athletic, or artistic talent. Now there is a new tool for parents to search for their “perfect” match in an egg donor: facial recognition. In July 2018, Ovobank, a Spain-based company, […]

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Family Building Support in Vermont

By Allison When I was going through infertility treatment about a year ago, everything I read suggested the power of support groups. Over time, I started to see how true this was in my own life. I was happy that I finally shared about my IVF journeys more openly with my friends and expressed my emotions more frequently at […]

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The 10 Worst Moments of My Fertility Journey (so far)

By Jenny Gallagher I’m not a list maker. But 2 years into our attempts at having a child, with my head crammed full of thoughts and feeling like I would explode if I didn’t express them, I started to write. I started making a list of the worst moments I’d experienced as a result of […]

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Celebrating Men’s Health Month

RESOLVE New England, Trak Fertility and Snowballs are thrilled to be working together to Crank Up the Volume on Men’s Health this June by giving a free Trak Male Fertility Testing System and a pack of Snowballs Underwear to one lucky winner! Simply enter by sending an email with Crank Up the Volume in the […]

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IVF: Not Your Typical Egg Hunt

By Lori Shandle-Fox To me, everything we need to know about getting pregnant can be summed up during this particular holiday season. Getting pregnant without assisted reproductive technology is like the Easter egg hunts I remember as a child: Sperm are like the unruly kids. Everybody is pushing everybody else out of the way vying […]

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Breaking Down Barriers in Endometriosis Care

By Casey Berna, LICSW Endometriosis is a disease that impacts 1 in 10 women. Endometriosis can take 7-10 years to get diagnosed due to a striking lack of information regarding the disease in both the medical community and society at large. 40% of all women struggling with infertility struggle with endometriosis, since it can cause inflammation […]

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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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