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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7 Tips for Sourcing Accurate Infertility Information on the Internet

By Diane Clapp, BSN, RN All of us look for resources and information when we are confronted by a difficult medical situation, particularly if there are many options for treatment and many specialists working in the field. One of the best, and sometimes the worst, resources is the internet. The internet can give you current […]

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Yoga for Fertility

By Monica Morell, PhD What is fertility yoga? Fertility yoga is a therapeutic type of yoga that helps make the connection between body, mind, emotions, and spirit.. Like most yoga programs, fertility yoga places emphasis on the benefits of integrating breath with movement. It helps an individual gain balance, strength, and vitality. But what makes […]

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Coping as a Couple for Father’s Day

As we approach Father’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 […]

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The Impact of Male Infertility

By Jana Frances-Fischer, Ph.D. When men and their female partners are trying to conceive a child, most probably never expect to encounter fertility challenges. And if reproductive issues become apparent, males often embrace the common myth that infertility exists primarily for women. When people think about a couple struggling with infertility, commonly, most imagine it […]

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5 Tips for Beginning the Donor Egg Process

One of our volunteers shares her experiences with IVF with donor egg and offers tips to beginning the process. Learn more at our Donor Egg/Surrogacy Connect & Learn Seminar on Saturday, June 2nd. How would I describe the donor egg process? I may compare it to riding in the back seat of a New York […]

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Are You Missing Critical Information About Your Infertility?

I got a letter in the mail yesterday thanking me for attending a local educational seminar on infertility and the letter got me thinking about all the times I speak at these events, including the amount of time and effort (not to mention hairspray, make-up, and wardrobe) I put into these educational events (as compared […]

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Donor Egg/Surrogacy Connect & Learn: Taking the First Step in Our Journey

Are you considering whether or not to attend RESOLVE New England’s Donor Egg/Surrogacy Connect & Learn Seminar on June 2nd? Read on for why one RNE member found such value in our Winter Connect & Learn Seminar and what you can learn on June 2nd. Register online for our Donor Egg/Surrogacy Connect & Learn here. […]

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