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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New Donor Group

As the Director of Operations of RESOLVE New England (RNE), I proudly manage the day-to-day functions of RNE’s twenty peer support groups throughout New England. For awhile now, RNE has been receiving emails and phone calls from individuals and couples seeking a type of peer group that we did not yet offer. They wanted support […]

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New memoir sheds light on egg donor experiences

I recently had the opportunity to read an early copy of the memoir Two Eggs, Two Kids: An egg donor’s account of friendship, infertility & secrets (Parasol Press LLC, 2015) by Alicia Young. At two different times, Alicia donated eggs to friends that were struggling with infertility, and each experience unfolded in a very distinct way. Alicia’s […]

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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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LGBTQ Routes to Parenthood

“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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Preparing the Way for Egg Donation and/or Surrogacy

Hi all! My name is Rachel Ashby and I am the medical director of egg donation and surrogacy ART (assisted reproductive technology) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. My friend and colleague Holly Hughes and I will be speaking about egg donation at the upcoming RESOLVE New England Annual Fertility Treatment, Donor Choices and Adoption Conference on November […]

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Family Building through Egg Donation: My role as attorney and four-time egg donor

Gina-Marie Mariano Madow, Esq. is an attorney at Circle Egg Donation, and she is moderating one of the Donor and Surrogacy Parents Panel at the 21st Annual Fertility Treatment, Donor Choices and Adoption Conference on November 8th.  This panel of parents through donor conception will talk about their experiences and answer questions. Egg donation is an […]

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Diminished Ovarian Reserve: What it Means & the Treatment Options 

Vasiliki A. Moragianni, MD, MS, FACOG is an award-winning reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist at Fertility Solutions. Dr. Moragianni is passionate about providing individualized, state-of-the-art fertility care to individuals and couples who wish to build a family. Dr. Moragianni currently sees patients in Dedham, MA and Providence, RI. It is an honor to be invited again […]

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A Parent Panelist Shares Her Egg Donation Story

By Anonymous It was powerful to be back in the same room. A few months ago I spoke for the first time as a parent at a RESOLVE New England (RNE) event on using an Egg Donor. It was the same space where I had sat four years earlier, but I was in a very […]

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Embrace the Present Moment During Infertility

By Susan Miccile, Rph, CEC (Registered Pharmacist and Certified Life Empowerment Coach) and RNE volunteer. The phone finally rings… a message left, an appointment with the doctor. The devastating diagnosis of infertility triggers the roller coaster ride of your life. It is a ride that began as a heartfelt dream and is now speeding out […]

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