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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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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Clinical Trials: Hope for a Better Tomorrow

By Rachel Basso What gets you up in the morning? For me it is hope – hope for a better tomorrow. You see, I have suffered from chronic pain, fatigue, and other symptoms since I was about 13 years old. Yet I did not have clear enough symptoms to get a decisive diagnosis of endometriosis […]

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Explaining a “Miracle Baby”

By Kate Weldon LeBlanc At bedtime on my daughter’s ninth birthday, she asked me to explain how babies are made. I think it was just a coincidence that it was on her birthday, but the timing did make the conversation even more meaningful. This was the most pointed time she had ever asked about conception. […]

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We Are 1 In 8.

By Rachelle Bernard 1 in 8. Did you know that one in eight couples deals with infertility?  Did you know there is such a thing as National Infertility Awareness Week?  Yeah, like you I had no idea. Why would I? I’m almost 42 years old. I have two children, 19 and 16. Why would I know? […]

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The top 10 things your reproductive endocrinologist would want you to know

By Mary Sabatini, MD, PhD Having difficulty with conceiving is a very common medical problem. Approximately one out of every six couples will not be able to conceive after one year of trying. Thus any couple who has difficulty is not alone. Like any other medical problem, fertility troubles should not be ignored. In addition […]

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