An Infertility Crossroads: What Do We Do Next?

If you’ve reached a crossroads in your family building journey and aren’t sure which path is right for you, register today for our Adoption, Donor Conception and Surrogacy Connect & Learn Seminars this Saturday, May 4th in Waltham, MA. Financial assistance is available – register today! By Andrew Geller, Ph.D. photo credit: timtom.ch via photopin […]

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Preparing for Success: Alternative Fertility Treatments for Advanced Maternal Age

By Jose Ruiz Women struggling with infertility who find themselves of “advanced maternal age” often wonder whether acupuncture might be helpful to them. Acupuncture may be effective for women trying to conceive in a number of ways, especially in improving blood flow to the reproductive organs and correcting underlying imbalances that could be distracting the […]

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Choosing an Adoption Agency

If you’re considering adoption as a family building option, join RESOLVE New England on Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 in Waltham, Mass. for our Adoption Connect & Learn Seminar! By Dale Eldridge, LICSW, BCD For many people, the initial trips to an adoption agency are marked by feelings of sad resignation. Most prospective parents have grown […]

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Coping with Infertility, Loss and Winter Holidays

  by Beth Panella The holidays are difficult for anyone going through infertility. You may see family and friends you don’t see throughout the year and all they want to know is when you are going to have a baby. They might not know that you have been trying for years with no success. But […]

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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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A Family of Two: Moving On Without Parenting

By Jennifer A. Redmond My husband and I struggled with infertility for several years. I was 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 […]

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Thoughts from a Mom Via Donor Egg: “What I Know Now I Wish I Knew Then”

Written by a RESOLVE New England volunteer and member. At age 50, I am entering the era of bifocal lenses, AARP memberships and stretch pants. But, thanks to donor conception, I am also experiencing my dream of raising another child. My two-year old son, Andrew* (name changed) is helping me to straddle the worlds of […]

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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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The Unexpected Path: Living with Secondary Infertility

Written by a RESOLVE New England member and volunteer. My husband and I were once fertile. We were that couple envied by so many. With our first child, we got pregnant on our first try. Two years later, when I was 34, we got pregnant with our second child – this time on the second […]

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I’m Supposed to WHAT?! The Challenges of Giving and Getting Shots

By Martha Diamond, Ph.D. and Janet Jaffe, Ph.D. Giving or getting shots is one of the scariest parts of infertility treatment for both men and women – and for different reasons. For women, the shots hurt and the hormones can cause significant mood fluctuations, bloating, and overall discomfort. On top of that, the shots make […]

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