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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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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