Support Groups

Support For You

Over the years we have made several attempts at better understanding why patients drop out of care, even though the dropout rate at the Center is half that of the national average. Sometimes the reasons are quite simple such as they have conceived on their own or decided to adopt.

Other times we hear that situations have changed such as a relationship ended or the timing just isn’t right. Without a doubt the two biggest reasons we hear why patients have dropped out of treatment are financial and a sense of being overwhelmed.

If you are feeling overwhelmed by your diagnosis and treatment options, please reach out to us. We have skilled psychologists who are highly trained health professionals, providing education and counseling services to patients at The Center. The mind-body cognitive-behavioral counseling they offer is intended to help patients  understand and cope with the stresses of infertility and better deal with emotional and ethical issues that can be encountered. Specific treatment for conditions such as needle phobias is also available. In addition, The Center offers drop in support groups and a mind body learning series.

If you are feeling that you cannot afford treatment, please speak to one of our Financial Services Representatives. Our team will work tirelessly to understand your insurance benefit and maximize coverage whenever possible. For those who do not have insurance coverage we offer several innovative financial options that might just work for you.

Moreover, the Center is a proud supporter of RESOLVE New England (RNE). RNE is a regional non-profit, charitable organization that offers support, education and advocacy for all in New England that are facing fertility challenges. RNE provides Infertility Support Group meetings, which are an opportunity to meet others facing similar challenges and learn about resources available. An RNE group is held at the Center on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Couples and individuals are welcome! RESOLVE also offers a HelpLine to talk to trained volunteers who have experience with infertility. HelpLine is at 866. NOT.ALONE (866.668.2566).

Other support groups you may be interested in include:

Resolve Support Groups 2017

Pregnancy & Parenting After Infertility (Resolve NE)

MoMs Club of Waterbury (support group for moms of multiples)

Greater Bristol Mother of Multiples

Hope After Loss is an organization that holds support groups for women and men who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss. Their phone number is 203-389-7399 or you can email info@hopeafterloss.org for current groups.

Hang in there… we’re all here for you!