Support Groups

Support Groups

Emotional Support, Virtually

Typically, Resolve New England provides in-person peer support groups throughout New England. Given the Covid-19 pandemic, our groups are now meeting on Zoom and are FREE. These virtual groups will continue through March 2021 (at least). The schedule is below. Pre-registration is required. To register for one of the virtual groups, please complete and submit the form below. The link to participate will be shared once your registration is approved. Kindly register at least 3 hours in advance of the group to ensure that your registration is received in time.

What is a Peer Support Group?

Providing peer support is the cornerstone of our RNE mission. In fact, in 1974 our organization began when a small group of women in Belmont, Mass. began to meet regularly around a kitchen table and commiserate in their shared infertility experiences. Our peer support groups – open to all people – provide an opportunity for open discussion where you can connect with others facing similar challenges, in a relaxed and confidential setting. The volunteer peer leaders are people who have experienced, or are experiencing, family building struggles.

RNE is pleased to offer groups focused on primary infertility, as well as groups focused on specific topics, including secondary infertility, pregnancy loss, donor conception, adoption, and pregnancy after infertility/loss. Discussion at our general infertility groups may include talking about current treatment, dealing with friends and family, and coping strategies. Discussion at our specialized topic groups enables attendees to meet others who share a similar struggle, learn more about a specific issue, and hear about resources for help. Whether you’re newly diagnosed or have been in the trenches for years or anywhere in between, all are warmly welcomed.

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RNE Virtual Group Schedule & Details

Primary Infertility Group

This group is for anyone struggling to grow their family and not yet parenting.

Dates/Times

Monday, May 3, 7:30-9:00pm, led by Erin

Thursday, May 6, 7:00-8:30pm, led by Jess

Friday, May 7, 12:00-1:00pm, led by Jennifer

Thursday, May 13, 6:30-8:00pm, led by Stephanie

Thursday, May 20, 7:00-8:30pm, led by Liane

Expecting After Infertility and/or Loss Group

This group is focused on the range of emotions, from apprehension to joy, that can accompany a pregnancy after experiencing infertility and/or loss. This group is open to pregnant people, and those who are dealing with waiting for birth through adoption or surrogacy.

Dates/Times

Mondays, May 10, May 24, 7:00-8:30pm

Leader
Kristin Der

Donor Egg Decision-Making Group

Are you considering donor egg as a way to build a family? Join us for an open discussion of the issues, decisions, and emotions surrounding this family building option. This group will be led by a mom through egg donation.

Date/Time

Tuesday, May 4, 7:00-8:30pm, led by Beth

Donor Conception Support Group

This group is open to all at any stage of the donor egg or donor sperm process from decision-making to pre/post-cycle to parenting.

Dates/Times

Thursday, May 12, 7:00-8:30pm, led by Charly & Larry Weiss

Thursday, May 27, 7:00-8:30pm, led by Chrissy 

Pregnancy Loss Group

This group is open to people parenting or not yet parenting. It offers support to those who have experienced miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, chemical pregnancy and/or recurrent pregnancy loss.

Dates/Times

Wednesday, May 5, 7:30-9:00pm, led by Colleen

Wednesday May 19, 7:00-8:30pm, led by Jess

Queer Parents to Be Support Group

This group is open to anyone under the LGBTQ+ rainbow who are trying to grow their families. It is a partnership between Family Equality Council, LGBTQ+ Perinatal Wellness Center and Resolve New England. Registration is required via this link.

Dates/Times
Wednesdays, May 5, 19, 7:00-8:30pm EST

Leader

Jenn

Adoption Support Group

This group is open to anyone considering/exploring adoption or in the process of adopting.  This is an opportunity to get some answers and strategies, and to connect with others in similar situations.  This group is led by a mother who grew her family through adoption.

Location
Virtual via Zoom

Dates/Times
Tuesday, May 11, 7:00-8:30pm

Leader
Karen Fiore  

Childless Not By Choice Group

This group is open to anyone contemplating the decision to stop fertility treatment and who are not necessarily considering family building through adoption, donor and/or surrogacy. This group will be led by a childless not by choice peer facilitator.

Location
Virtual via Zoom

Dates/Times
Monday, May 17, 7:00-8:30 pm

Leader
Arima

Secondary Infertility Group

Secondary infertility is defined as the inability to conceive, or to carry a pregnancy to term, following the birth of one or more biological children. This group provides support to those facing the unique challenges and frustrations of parenting while struggling with infertility.

Location
Virtual via Zoom

Dates/Times
Tuesday, May 25, 7:00-8:30pm

Leader
Erin Chrusciel  

Fertility and Family Building Support Group for Men

This group is open to any person who identifies as male that is struggling to become a parent, including but not limited to those with a male fertility diagnosis.

Location
Virtual via Zoom

Date/Time
Tuesday, May 18, 7:00-8:30pm

Leader
Andy Lamb  

Cancer and Fertility

This group is open to anyone impacted by cancer and fertility, whether you are newly diagnosed with cancer, learning about your fertility preservation options (or lack thereof), or for those struggling with infertility after cancer.

Location

Virtual via Zoom

Date/Time

Wednesdays, May 12, 26, 7:30-9:00pm

Leader

Kristin Der