Practical Advice for Friends and Family, Part 1: What to Avoid

  As you gather with family and friends for holiday meals and get-togethers, we hope you’ll share this post to help educate your family and friends about actions and words they can avoid to prevent inadvertently hurting your feelings or making you feel uncomfortable about your infertility experience. By Valerie, A RESOLVE New England volunteer […]

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Adoption Education: Why It’s Important

By Ashley Kodet and Jeanne McGee, Adoptions from the Heart Education is crucial — before, during, and after you choose adoption. Adoption is a beautiful thing and the connections created by adoption are rare, to say the least. For anyone who is unfamiliar with adoption, the functionality of relationships in the triad can be difficult […]

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3 Reasons to Register Today for Our 2012 Annual Conference

  We have often been told that attending our annual conference is a “life-changing event.” Sounds like an extreme claim, doesn’t it? Yet our experience has shown that this is a common response from our conference attendees, and we’d like to share our top three reasons why you are likely to feel the same way […]

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Educating Yourself on Your Path to Parenthood

By Donna Daley As I sat wondering how to address the things that are important when dealing with infertility, a light bulb went off. For all the years that I dealt with my own fertility issues and for the years that I have counseled hundreds of Intended Parents who desired only one thing and that […]

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Supporting a Friend or Family Member Through Recurrent Miscarriage

Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. RESOLVE New England honors this day by sharing a personal story from one of our members about how friends and family can help someone going through recurrent miscarriage. We hope you’ll share this article with them. This article is a first in a series of posts on […]

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7 Essential Online Resources for Cancer, Infertility and Fertility Preservation

  October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer affects as many as 1 in 8 women in the United States. For many young women, a cancer diagnosis often cast doubt over their future fertility. But it’s not just women who may lose their fertility from cancer; men, too, face this same infertility risks. […]

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PCOS: From “Not Me” to “That’s Me”

In our final post for PCOS Awareness Month, blogger Jamie shares her personal story of how she was diagnosed with PCOS and how her diagnosis finally made sense after years of symptoms. By Jamie When we married at 30 years old, I was healthy and in good shape, and always had been. I had never […]

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Infertility Treatment in PCOS

September is PCOS Awareness Month. Get the facts about polycystic ovarian syndrom, a widespread medical condition as we share PCOS resources here and on our Facebook page all this month. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), a hormonal disorder that interferes with ovulation, is a leading cause of infertility affecting an estimated 5-10% of women. While diagnosis […]

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Get to Know Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

September is PCOS Awareness Month. Get the facts about this widespread medical condition as we share PCOS resources here and on our Facebook page all this month. By Mahmood Niaraki, MD Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is the most common endocrine problem as well as the most common cause of infertility in women. PCOS overall affects 6.5 […]

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“Do We Have To Meet the Birthparents?”

By Marla Ruth Allisan JD, LICSW The idea that expectant and adoptive parents might talk with each other can be a source of anxiety for families contemplating domestic adoption. Prospective adoptive parents sometimes express variations on these statements: We don’t want to be reminded of our infertility or of the adoption process. We just want […]

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