Finding “Your People” at the New England Walk of Hope

By Cassandra Hedstrom “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller I have always admired those wise words of Ms. Keller, but they’ve never held more meaning to me than they did on September 18th, 2016. I know I will look back on that Sunday for years to […]

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Why I Walk

by Kerri Kivolowitz Infertility (IF) is a diagnosis that carries with it loss, isolation, guilt, doubt, depression, and surprisingly, hope; the ever-twinkling hope that this time it will be different. Six years ago, my husband and I decided we were ready to start a family. Little did we know the journey it would become: the heartbreak […]

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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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So You Are Considering Surrogacy

by Victoria T. Ferrara Worldwide Surrogacy Specialists LLC Victoria is co-leading the session Surrogacy: Practice and Legal Issues at the 21st Annual Fertility Treatment, Donor Choices and Adoption Conference on November 8, 2014. This workshop provides an overview on how to locate a suitable gestational carrier, the differences between traditional surrogacy and gestational surrogacy and […]

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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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Surrogacy as a Family Building Option

Our National Infertility Awareness Week blog continues! Every day this week, we’ll feature one of our Circle of Support Sponsors as they share helpful information and advice about infertility, your options and coping. Today’s post is brought to us by Silver Sponsor The Massachusetts General Hospital Fertility Center. By Abby MacDonald, LICSW With the recent […]

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Assisted Reproduction Options for Infertility

Our National Infertility Awareness Week blog continues! Every day this week, we’ll feature one of our Circle of Support Sponsors as they share helpful information and advice about infertility, your options and coping. Today’s post is brought to us by Gold Sponsor Reproductive Science Center (RSC) of New England. By Samuel C. Pang, MD, Medical […]

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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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