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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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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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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We Are 1 In 8.

By Rachelle Bernard 1 in 8. Did you know that one in eight couples deals with infertility?  Did you know there is such a thing as National Infertility Awareness Week?  Yeah, like you I had no idea. Why would I? I’m almost 42 years old. I have two children, 19 and 16. Why would I know? […]

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The Gift that Keeps on Giving

By Ellen Glazer I am looking forward to joining several other members of the RESOLVE New England (RNE) community on May 10 at the Massachusetts State House. We will be there to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the passage of the law defining infertility for the purpose of access to insurance coverage in Massachusetts. Officially […]

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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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MA Infertility State Advocacy Day Recap

Thank you to each and every one of you who came to the State House last week to help us with the Massachusetts Infertility State Advocacy Day. Whether you occupied a seat at the Grand Staircase or electronically supported the day, your voice counted. Your voice was heard, loud and clear. The claps that echoed […]

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Connections

By Erin Lasker Executive Director of RESOLVE New England As I was traveling down to Washington, D.C., for Resolve: The National Infertility Association’s Advocacy Day, I was reflecting on the connections I made last year and wondering if I would see some of the people I had met. How would the year have changed for […]

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Many Paths to Parenthood

By Mary Elizabeth Sabatini, MD, PhD Massachusetts General Fertility Center She walked into my office and met my greeting with a warm hand shake and a smile.  She was a sophisticated-looking woman in her early 30s. She struck me as a confident person who knew she was on a good trajectory in her life. She […]

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Advocacy Day 2013: Making Our Voices Heard

By Erin Lasker, Executive Director This past Wednesday, May 8, 2013, I attended RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association’s Advocacy Day in Washington, DC. I was surrounded by 115 people ready to share their personal, professional and emotional stories of how infertility has touched each of us. Speaking for the 7.3 million Americans – 1 in […]

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