Giving thanks to my people (and how to find yours)

By Stephanie Wissig Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I like the simple wholesomeness of the holiday–a special meal with friends and family–no presents, no fuss. I like the tradition of spending the day in the kitchen tending to the turkey, prepping sides, and inevitably arguing with my mom and husband about whether the […]

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You Are Here

By Nicole “You are here”. My yoga instructor spoke these three simple words in my first class back after my third (out of four) miscarriage. As we worked to quiet our minds and control our breath, she continued to repeat these words. “You are here”. I didn’t think much of it at first, but by […]

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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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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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New complexities in our understanding of conception

By Aviva Bock, CCMHC, LMHC Many years ago, my friend Jane married in her late thirties and was not surprised when she was not able to conceive a child — after all, the information all said it was harder for older mothers to conceive — so she and her husband grieved and then applied to […]

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Timing is everything

By Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo There’s a popular knock knock joke that goes like this: Knock, knock Who is there? The interrupting cow. The interrupt- MOOOOOO! With this joke, timing is everything. In fact, many things in life come down to timing. From a punchline to cooking a perfect meal to making sure your chances of […]

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Clinical Trials: Hope for a Better Tomorrow

By Rachel Basso What gets you up in the morning? For me it is hope – hope for a better tomorrow. You see, I have suffered from chronic pain, fatigue, and other symptoms since I was about 13 years old. Yet I did not have clear enough symptoms to get a decisive diagnosis of endometriosis […]

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Explaining a “Miracle Baby”

By Kate Weldon LeBlanc At bedtime on my daughter’s ninth birthday, she asked me to explain how babies are made. I think it was just a coincidence that it was on her birthday, but the timing did make the conversation even more meaningful. This was the most pointed time she had ever asked about conception. […]

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