The “A” word: A Reproductive Surgeon’s Take on Adenomyosis

Guest Post by Antonio R. Gargiulo, MD Endometriosis used to be an obscure diagnosis, often eluding medical providers for years and puzzling patients when we broke the news to them following laparoscopic surgery. Today I would argue that endometriosis has become a household medical term. This is thanks to a relentless patient-led information campaign that […]

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“What else can I do to increase my chances of getting pregnant?” 

Guest Post by Carla DiGirolamo, MD As a fertility doctor, “Is there anything else I can be doing to increase my chances of getting pregnant?” is one of the most common questions my patients ask, as we are navigating their journey to parenthood. We will often analyze outcomes of multiple treatment cycles, sometimes years of […]

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Top 5 Myths About Infertility Overheard in a Fertility Clinic

Guest Post by Alison Zimon, M.D. Like everything we care about, figuring out how to tackle a problem like infertility leads us to educate and empower ourselves. We read books, search the web, and talk with friends and family. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation about the causes and treatment of fertility issues, and […]

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How Creativity Can Instill Hope and Healing

Guest Post by Elena Clamen, LMHC There can be so much uncertainty, disappointment and waiting while on an infertility journey. Some of the feelings may include: frustration, grief, loss, anger, sadness, shame, and isolation. Anyone who has experienced infertility has most likely started to compile their own personal toolkit of resources to help them cope […]

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Coping With Infertility During a Pandemic

Guest post by Alice D. Domar, Ph.D. I published a study many years ago which showed that women experiencing infertility had equivalent stress levels to women with cancer, HIV+, or heart disease. And several studies published since then have shown the same thing – the impact of infertility has the same impact psychologically as a […]

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Fertility Acupuncture for Mind-Body Healing

Guest post by Heather Smidt Family building through assisted reproductive technology (ART) can be overwhelming for both your body and mind. Often, it might feel like there is no relief, and the stress can seem like it just keeps increasing at every new stage. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine offers a resource that can be […]

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Complicated Emotions

By Kate Weldon LeBlanc It is pretty common to be reflective as one year closes and another begins, right? And it feels particularly appropriate as 2020 comes to an end. I am under no illusion that January 1, 2021 will feel much (any?) different from December 31st. However, I still feel glad to let this […]

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Resolve New England Conference A to Z

By Kate Weldon LeBlanc One year ago today – with YOUR help – I sat in a coffee shop and wrote a blog post about all the reasons we love our annual RNE conference. Our community shared many of the insightful, sweet suggestions that comprised that list. This year, I’m drinking tea at home and […]

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8 things I wish someone had told me before I started IVF

Guest Post by Kerry Hinds Like many, my fertility journey was bumpy, lasted years, and was full of joy, heartbreak, and life lessons. As much as I searched for support, I got very little concrete guidance on how to move with grace through fertility treatments. Consider this piece as the heart-to-heart that I so desperately […]

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A Threat to Fertility Treatment

By Kate Weldon LeBlanc As an independent non-profit organization dedicated to supporting, informing, and advocating for all those in New England who are struggling with fertility and family building, Resolve New England (RNE) opposes the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). The next Supreme Court Justice will […]

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