RESOLVE Infertility Organizations

 

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“Resolve saved me.”

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Infertility Support Groups

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Support RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association

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5 Reasons Why You Should Join a RESOLVE Support Group

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Is a RESOLVE Support Group Right for me?

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More than 30,000 people find support online through Inspire communities. Visit the Infertility Support Communities here. Find a virtual peer-led support group: RESOLVE and our volunteers are committed to providing virtual peer-led support groups (PLSG) for the community to connect with others on the family building journey.

RESOLVE is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization certified under the National Health Council Standards of Excellence and America’s Best Charities as well as earned the Guidestar Gold Seal of Transparency. Contact Us: RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, 7918 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 300, McLean, VA 22102 Phone: 703.556.7172 Fax: 703.506.3266. RESOLVE Peer-led Support Groups are informal opportunities for women experiencing infertility to connect with one another, to discuss their situations and to receive support from others who have had similar experiences or who are struggling with similar issues. Group moderators are volunteers and are not mental health professionals.

RESOLVE offers two kinds of support groups — therapist-led, which is the kind Penny attended (and now leads herself, as a counselor), and peer networking groups. The peer networking groups typically meet once a month, and are led by someone with experience with infertility, but not necessarily a. 8 hours ago · RESOLVE: Infertility Support Group Informal opportunities for women and men experiencing infertility to connect with one another, to discuss their situations and to receive support from others who have had similar experiences or who are struggling with similar issues. Group moderators are volunteers and are not mental health professionals. RESOLVE Support Groups Find a Support Group A support group, whether professionally-led or peer-led, will help you feel less isolated, empower you with knowledge and validate your emotional response to the life crisis of infertility.

Find a support group near you. Professionally-led Support Groups. A mental health professional leads a professionally-led support group.

The support group leader will provide a safe place where individuals can process feelings relating to infertility or their family building efforts. Professionally led support groups are often composed of 8 to 10 individuals or 4 to 5 couples. Sessions are scheduled weekly for 10-12 weeks. RESOLVE support groups are transitioning from in-person to virtual meetings. Please contact the hosts in your area to see if/when they are holding virtual meetings via Google Hangout or Zoom.

RESOLVE is also offering monthly virtual peer-led support groups in two time zones, open to anyone struggling to build a family, regardless of location. I contacted RESOLVE and began the process to become a peer-led support group leader. After gaining so much from being a member of a support group, I hoped that in a small way I could give back to this community that helped me through so much.

I hope that the people that come to the group. RESOLVE New England, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Waltham, Massachusetts serving the infertility community in the greater New England region, including Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont.

List of related literature:

Referral to infertility resource groups may be appropriate for couples searching for additional support.

“Swanson's Family Medicine Review E-Book” by Alfred F. Tallia, Joseph E. Scherger, Nancy Dickey
from Swanson’s Family Medicine Review E-Book
by Alfred F. Tallia, Joseph E. Scherger, Nancy Dickey
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

National support groups such as the National Infertility Association (RESOLVE; www.resolve.org) and the American Fertility Association (www.theafa.org) are also available to provide assistance and information.

“Comprehensive Gynecology” by Gretchen M. Lentz, David M. Gershenson
from Comprehensive Gynecology
by Gretchen M. Lentz, David M. Gershenson
Elsevier Mosby, 2012

These women may need referral to grief or infertility support groups.

“Maternity and Women's Health Care E-Book” by Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Shannon E. Perry, Mary Catherine Cashion, Kathryn Rhodes Alden
from Maternity and Women’s Health Care E-Book
by Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Shannon E. Perry, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2014

I attended a small number of infertility support-group meetings and followed a couple through treatment from the perspective of their experiences at home.

“Making Parents: The Ontological Choreography of Reproductive Technologies” by Charis Thompson
from Making Parents: The Ontological Choreography of Reproductive Technologies
by Charis Thompson
MIT Press, 2005

Finally, the couple should be informed of any OD support/discussion groups that may be available through the clinic, facilitated by the infertility counselor, or on the internet.

“Infertility Counseling: A Comprehensive Handbook for Clinicians” by Sharon N. Covington, Linda Hammer Burns
from Infertility Counseling: A Comprehensive Handbook for Clinicians
by Sharon N. Covington, Linda Hammer Burns
Cambridge University Press, 2006

Refer the patient to agencies or support groups, such as the American Fertility Society (www.theafa.org) or RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association (www.resolve.org) (organizations for infertile couples).

“Medical-Surgical Nursing: Patient-Centered Collaborative Care, Single Volume” by Donna D. Ignatavicius, M. Linda Workman, PhD, RN, FAAN
from Medical-Surgical Nursing: Patient-Centered Collaborative Care, Single Volume
by Donna D. Ignatavicius, M. Linda Workman, PhD, RN, FAAN
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015

And speaking of dialogues, if you haven’t already found an online support group (or a place to blog), check out the fertility treatments message board at WhatToExpect.com.

“What to Expect: Before You're Expecting” by Sharon Mazel, Heidi Murkoff
from What to Expect: Before You’re Expecting
by Sharon Mazel, Heidi Murkoff
Simon & Schuster UK, 2010

Join an infertility support group in your community or on­line.

“The Mother of All Pregnancy Books: An All-Canadian Guide to Conception, Birth and Everything In Between” by Ann Douglas
from The Mother of All Pregnancy Books: An All-Canadian Guide to Conception, Birth and Everything In Between
by Ann Douglas
Wiley, 2011

Although they know there is an infertility support group in their small community, they are reluctant to attend because they do not like to think of themselves as “infertile.”

“The Psychology of Religion and Coping: Theory, Research, Practice” by Kenneth I. Pargament
from The Psychology of Religion and Coping: Theory, Research, Practice
by Kenneth I. Pargament
Guilford Publications, 2001

This may prove helpful, as it gives the opportunity for a couple to discuss their infertility and treatment confidentially with an impartial person.

“Joints and Connective Tissues: General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series” by Kerryn Phelps, Craig Hassed
from Joints and Connective Tissues: General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series
by Kerryn Phelps, Craig Hassed
Elsevier Health Sciences APAC, 2012

Oktay Kutluk

Kutluk Oktay, MD, FACOG is one of the world's foremost experts in fertility preservation as well as ovarian stimulation and in vitro fertilization for infertility treatments. He developed and performed the world's first ovarian transplantation procedures as well as pioneered new ovarian stimulation protocols for embryo and oocyte freezing for breast and endometrial cancer patients.

Mail: [email protected]
Telephone: +1 (877) 492-3666

Biography: https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/kutluk_oktay/
Bibliography: oktay_bibliography

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