RNE is transitioning to a new group registration system!
If you are a returning attendee but have not yet registered with our new system, please select “new to RNE.”
RNE Peer Support Groups are…
…free and virtual for anyone, anywhere.
…open to all individuals and couples building their families.
…confidential spaces for open discussion with others who understand fertility and family building challenges.
…for those who are newly diagnosed, have been in the trenches for years or anywhere in between.
…led by volunteer peer facilitators, not mental health professionals.
RNE groups are peer-led and are not meant to be a replacement for professional mental health support.
If you are interested in connecting with a mental health professional who has experience with fertility and family building challenges, please visit our Directory.
RNE Peer Groups
Primary Infertility Group
This group is for anyone struggling to grow their family and not yet parenting.
Typical monthly schedule
- 1st Thursday, 7:30p EST with Jess
- 2nd Monday, 7:30p EST with Erin
- 2nd Thursday, 7p EST with Stephanie
- 3rd Thursday, 7p EST with Liane
- 4th Wednesday, 7p EST with Jeannine
Secondary Infertility Group
This group provides support to those facing the unique challenges and frustrations of parenting while struggling with infertility and typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 7p EST.
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, TFMR, and/or recurrent pregnancy loss.
This group typically meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 7:30p EST.
Donor Conception Group
RNE’s Donor Conception Peer Group is for people who are looking for an open discussion of the issues, decisions, and emotions surrounding this family building option.
The first session of the month is geared towards those who are considering donor egg, donor sperm, or donor embryo as a way to build their family and those who have begun the donor conception process, but are not yet pregnant/parenting.
The second session of the month is focused on those who are cycling, pregnant, or parenting.
Typical Monthly Schedule
Session 1: 1st Tuesday or 1st Thursday of the month at 7p EST
Session 2: 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7p EST
This group is open to anyone considering/exploring adoption or in the process of adopting and 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 and typically meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7p EST.
This group is open to all at any stage of building a family through the gestational carrier/surrogacy process, from decision-making to parenting.
This group typically meets on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:30p EST.
Cancer and Fertility Group
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.
This group typically meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 7:30p EST.
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.
This group typically meets on alternating Wednesdays.
Fertility and Family Building 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.
This group typically meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7p EST.
Childless After Fertility and Family Building Challenges 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 after fertility and family building challenges peer facilitator.
This group typically meets every other month on the 3rd Monday at 7p EST.
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.
This group typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 7:30p EST.
Parenting After Group
This group is open to those parenting after infertility, loss, and family building struggles to connect with others in similar situations. All are welcome, regardless of path to parenthood!
This group typically meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:30p EST.
“This group was one of the most supported moments I have had [in my] journey.”
-RNE Community Member