Checklist for preparing for your IVF Insurance Appeal


A denial letter from your insurance company can shatter your hopes of building your family through IVF. However, you can maximize the likelihood of overturning your insurance company’s refusal to pay with a well formulated appeal. Here is a checklist prepared by Catherine Tucker, Esq. on some things to think about when preparing for your IVF […]

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A Family of Two

Living Childfree and Choosing to Resolve Without Parenting

By Jennifer A. Richmond My husband and I struggled with infertility for several years. I going to say “on and off” for several years, but even when we weren’t “trying” there was always the hope that I might get pregnant. I have unexplained infertility – no reason was discovered for my inability to get pregnant. […]

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Accepting the Unacceptable and The Road Not Taken

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These articles are from the RESOLVE New England Archives  Accepting the Unacceptable: An Outcome of No Children Written by Linda Wolfson in our Spring 1993 Newsletter My husband and I tried for six years to have a child. They were hellish years filled with the moments of hope and despair familiar to anyone living with […]

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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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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?


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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