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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.

Learn more!

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.

Here are resources if you are in need of immediate crisis support. 

RNE Peer Groups

(in alphabetical order)

Not sure what group(s) would be the best fit for you at this point in your family building journey?
Get in touch at [email protected]!

Adoption Group

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.

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.

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 (2023: Feb/Apr/Jun/Aug/Oct/Dec).

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

 

Expecting After Infertility and/or Loss Group

This group is focused on the range of emotions, from apprehension to joy, that can arise when expecting 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.

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. 

IVF Group *STARTING SOON*

This group is open to anyone who is doing IVF for any reason (infertility, genetic testing purposes, reciprocal IVF, etc.) and is not yet parenting.

Beginning in Feb. 2023, this group will meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 7p EST.

One and No Longer Trying for Another *STARTING SOON*

This peer group provides support to those who are contemplating the decision, or have made the decision to stop trying for a sibling and are finding peace with having one child.

Beginning in Feb. 2023, this group will meet on the 3rd Thursday 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.

Primary Infertility Group *UPDATED*

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

Jan. 2023 Schedule

  • 1st Thursday, 7p EST
  • 2nd Monday, 7:30p EST
  • 3rd Thursday, 7p EST
  • 4th Wednesday, 7p EST

Beginning in Feb. 2023, this group be focused on those navigating an infertility diagnosis and potential treatment options who is not yet parenting. It will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30p EST and the 4th Thursday of the month at 7p EST.

Two complementary groups will also be offered each month, Trying to Conceive for those who are not currently pursuing fertility treatment and IVF for those who are exploring IVF for any reason.

Primary Pregnancy Loss Group

This group is open to anyone who has experienced pregnancy loss(es) and is 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 Wednesday of each month at 7:30p 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 3rd 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.

 

 

Surrogacy Group

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. 

Trying for Another Group

This peer group provides support to those facing the unique challenges and frustrations of struggling to add another child to their family.

This group typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 7p EST.

Trying To Conceive *STARTING SOON*

This group is for anyone not yet parenting who is struggling to conceive and not pursuing fertility treatment at this time.

Beginning Feb. 2023, this group will meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7p EST.

“This group was one of the most supported moments I have had [in my] journey.”

-RNE Community Member

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