Complementary Treatment: Ancient Techniques for Fertility

Yoga for Fertility

From culture to culture for three thousand years shamans and midwives across the planet have initiated women in healing the most sacred parts of their bodies using yoni vaginal steam baths. The name for the female genitalia in Sanskrit is yoni … bajos in Spanish … chai-yok in Korean. Herbs and steam are combined in […]

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Considering adoption during IVF

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For many years, I have been working with people struggling with infertility. During this time, I have seen treatments advance, alternative paths to parenthood arrive and people building or expanding their families in a variety of ways. Adoption, once a natural “next step,” has become a more complicated choice. Some individuals and couples who might have adopted after a […]

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Facing Gynecologic Surgery While Experiencing Infertility


Today’s post is written by Antonio Gargiulo, MD, Medical Director, Center for Robotic Surgery and a fertility expert in the Center for Infertility and Reproductive Surgery (CIRS) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Massachusetts and the Center for Reproductive Care at Exeter Hospital in New Hampshire. Often my patients experiencing infertility need gynecologic surgery because […]

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Endometriosis Awareness Month


March marks the annual health awareness month recognition of Endometriosis Awareness Month. Often stigmatized as merely “killer cramps,” endometriosis is a poorly-understood disease characterized by pelvic pain, painful menstruation, infertility and pregnancy loss, pain with sexual activity, gastrointestinal and urinary tract difficulties and more. Understanding Endometriosis During normal menstruation, the lining of the uterus (endometrium) […]

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NH Advocacy


By RNE’s Executive Director, Kate Weldon LeBlanc In mid-January, RESOLVE New England (RNE) learned that a so-called “personhood” bill had been filed in New Hampshire, and that its hearing before the House Judiciary committee would be held the following week. HB 194, “An Act providing that life begins at conception”, would give personhood rights to […]

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Lessons to My Pre-IVF Self

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By Sue McCarron I’m a proud mother of an IVF-created 18-month old who’s considering jumping back into the fertility treatment game to go for number two. Over these past few weeks, I’ve spent a lot of time mentally revisiting the land of needles and endless blood tests, hormonal swings and emotional ups and downs. Even […]

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Coping with Infertility as a Couple

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As we approach Valentine’s Day this weekend, we understand that this can be as loaded a holiday for couples dealing with infertility as any other holiday landmine on the calendar. The Center for Reproductive Psychology offers their advice on how you can work together as a couple to get through this holiday and the many peaks […]

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Love YOU!


From Kristen Darcy, Author of Love and Infertility In this month of love, I’m happy to share with you three self-care strategies to begin today – for you and your relationship. During life-challenging times, like receiving a diagnosis of infertility, we often forget that the most important part of being a great lover to others, […]

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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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