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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Approaching the End of My Tenure as President of the RNE Board of Directors: Celebrating Growth

Amy Demma shares her reflections on serving as RESOLVE New England Board President. Summer is just about halfway over and I am more than halfway through my tenure as President of the Board of Directors at RESOLVE New England. We have accomplished much in 2012, from the most simple to the most disciplined efforts to […]

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Preparing for IVF: Simple Steps to Having a More Positive Experience

By Stephanie Fry For most of us who undergo IVF, it is an all-encompassing and life-altering experience. Like any other major event, this time of your life deserves and will be well served by a little organization and preparation. Give yourself every chance to have a more positive IVF experience, no matter what the outcome, […]

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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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