Reflecting on my first Resolve Advocacy Day

By Tiffany Stratz There are so many emotions we feel through working with patients to achieve building their families. Providers and patients become very connected along this infertility path, as most of you reading this know. I wish there was a switch we could just flip to cure infertility, but until then we must support […]

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New Hampshire Fertility Advocacy

By Kate Weldon LeBlanc RESOLVE New England is actively involved in advocating for insurance legislation in New Hampshire, in partnership with patients, advocates, and providers. The bill, SB 279, would provide group insurance coverage for the diagnosis of infertility, fertility treatment and fertility preservation in New Hampshire. In April an amended version of SB 279 […]

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It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint

By Natascia Armitage Here in Boston, Marathon Monday is one of the most exciting days of the year. The energy that can be felt all day long is electrifying. This Monday, 2 years after a successful frozen embryo transfer (FET), which resulted in my 18-month-old son Benson, I will be back running the Boston Marathon, and […]

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From Adversity to Advocacy

By Kate Weldon LeBlanc Soon after Lori Berube and Ryan Gagne got engaged, they started planning to build their family. “We knew we wanted to be parents,” Lori explains. “And we didn’t want to wait.” So Lori went for a check-up with an obstetrician, rather than her usual primary care physician. It was during this […]

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Facial Recognition and Egg Donation: Finding an Egg Donor with a Selfie

By Dory Ziperstein, LCSW, MPH The search for an egg donor can be based on a variety of criteria: cultural or ethnic background, education, athletic, or artistic talent. Now there is a new tool for parents to search for their “perfect” match in an egg donor: facial recognition. In July 2018, Ovobank, a Spain-based company, […]

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Family Building Support in Vermont

By Allison When I was going through infertility treatment about a year ago, everything I read suggested the power of support groups. Over time, I started to see how true this was in my own life. I was happy that I finally shared about my IVF journeys more openly with my friends and expressed my emotions more frequently at […]

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The 10 Worst Moments of My Fertility Journey (so far)

By Jenny Gallagher I’m not a list maker. But 2 years into our attempts at having a child, with my head crammed full of thoughts and feeling like I would explode if I didn’t express them, I started to write. I started making a list of the worst moments I’d experienced as a result of […]

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Celebrating Men’s Health Month

RESOLVE New England, Trak Fertility and Snowballs are thrilled to be working together to Crank Up the Volume on Men’s Health this June by giving a free Trak Male Fertility Testing System and a pack of Snowballs Underwear to one lucky winner! Simply enter by sending an email with Crank Up the Volume in the […]

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IVF: Not Your Typical Egg Hunt

By Lori Shandle-Fox To me, everything we need to know about getting pregnant can be summed up during this particular holiday season. Getting pregnant without assisted reproductive technology is like the Easter egg hunts I remember as a child: Sperm are like the unruly kids. Everybody is pushing everybody else out of the way vying […]

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Breaking Down Barriers in Endometriosis Care

By Casey Berna, LICSW Endometriosis is a disease that impacts 1 in 10 women. Endometriosis can take 7-10 years to get diagnosed due to a striking lack of information regarding the disease in both the medical community and society at large. 40% of all women struggling with infertility struggle with endometriosis, since it can cause inflammation […]

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