Advocacy Superheroine

By Jon Franke Think about a time when you were faced with adversity, or a situation that seemed unfair. What did you do? If you’re like most of us you made some noise, maybe complained a little bit, maybe even gave someone a piece of your mind. Then, maybe you dropped it, and went on […]

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Connecting in Real Life

By Heidi Gordon Four years ago, my journey to parenthood was at a crossroads. I had married at 36 and began trying to conceive straight away. After 6 months and no success, it was off to our first Reproductive Endocrinologist (RE) and the start of many treatments. Two and a half years later, we had […]

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BFF and TTC

By Kate Weldon LeBlanc Last year Sadie* reached out to me, knowing that I have experienced infertility and work at RESOLVE New England. She asked, “My best friend is going through IVF, but now I am pregnant and eventually will post about it on Facebook. How should I break the news to her?”. Most importantly, […]

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Why I Wish I Could Be There to Walk

By Ellen S. Glazer, LICSW Like most of you reading this, I have participated in many pledge walks—sometimes with my feet, sometimes with my checkbook, often both. Rain or shine, large or small, these walks are almost always inspiring. In addition to raising needed funds for worthy causes, they bring people together and foster a […]

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Calling the Infertile Sisterhood

By Amanda Grazioli I’m sure many of us have seen the iconic pink ribbon out in the world, whether on a stranger’s car, purse, or scarf. I love it because, without a word, it clearly communicates to others that the person bearing it has been personally impacted by breast cancer. It is universally understood and […]

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Wait for Me

By Amanda Grazioli “Mommy, mommy! Wait for me.” A tiny little girl, all pigtails and dimples, blows by me and breaks me from my concentration. She runs up to her mom and grabs her hand. I’m sitting at a tiny garden table at a botanic garden, typing at my laptop. Her cries shatter me. I […]

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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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This is your day too

By Kate Weldon LeBlanc This week has been busy for me, personally and professionally, so Mother’s Day has snuck up on me this year. This is somewhat surprising since the Mother-Mom-Mama marketing is everywhere in these weeks and days leading up to the holiday. And when I was trying to conceive or mourning loss, this […]

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Extra Mom Guilt

By Kate Weldon LeBlanc There are great communities of support online, including on Inspire, Facebook and Twitter, for all different life circumstances – including infertility. I believe these resources are a wonderful complement to support groups like those offered by RESOLVE New England (RNE) or a helpful alternative for those who do not have in-person support nearby […]

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Lucky Charms – Superstition and Infertility

By Vivian Samson As we near Saint Patrick’s Day, it seems that everywhere you turn, you see leprechauns, pots of gold and four-leaf clovers. People swear by the “Luck of the Irish” and it is also considered lucky to kiss someone Irish. We don’t stop to think twice about these and other superstitions; they are […]

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