empathy, encouragement, friends, hugs
Because sometimes we all need a hand.
The Support You Need
It goes without saying that going through infertility can be a stressful time in one’s life. The emotions that arise are very real and can be difficult to navigate. At CNY, we understand that caring for your emotional well-being is as important as treating your infertility, and we understand that each couple’s experience and needs are different. CNY Fertility provides the support you need to help you and your partner through all stages of your fertility journey. Whether you’re more comfortable in a group setting, one-on-one or as an observer, CNY Fertility has the support you need to reduce the stress associated with infertility from a medical, emotional, and financial perspective. Please view our calendar for support events here.
CNY Fertility Programs
The CNY Fertile Friends Program matches CNY Grads with current and soon to be patients of CNY. Having struggled to expand their family and needing a little bit of help from CNY, our mentors offer the loving support, friendship, and guidance to help you navigate the often emotional waters of infertility and fertility treatments. Truly, our graduates are an incredible resource of support.
The Circle of Hope Support Group meets online on our private facebook support group every week and in person at our Albany office every month. The group is moderated by one of our team members and is open to all clients. During the group session, clients are invited to share their personal experiences, seek support, and gain helpful tools for coping with the emotional ups and downs of infertility. Guest speakers will also occasionally join the group to share knowledge and their own personal journey.
Our CNY Fertility and Healing Arts locations offer a variety of events and workshops each month. Workshop topics range from nutrition to the grief process. We also provide weekly Yoga for Fertility (free!) and meditation opportunities.
Support Guru Lisa
If you are looking for a more private one-on-one support situation, Lisa Stack is a CNY Fertility Center Staff member who has been through the fertility journey experience herself. She offers her services as a lay support person and can be contacted by email or by phone at 315-744-8073.
CNY Social Media
Our main Facebook and Instagram page offers clients, those just beginning to look into fertility care, as well as those who have already sought treatment a place to connect with others, share information, and become educated on the world of infertility and treatment options. These pages are also a great place to learn about recent and upcoming events CNY like our annual Zoo Party and IVF Giveaways.
We also have a number of private support groups in facebook that allow those in our community to share in the privacy of a locked facebook group
The Official CNY Fertility Support Group
A general fertility support group for all things infertility, fertility, treatment, support and more. Also the “location,” of our weekly facebook live circle of hope meetings with Lisa.
The Official Men’s Group CNYFC
Our dedicated support space for our male clients to share, discuss, support, and learn from each other.
Pregnancy and Beyond
All pregnancy, baby, and kid discussions. A wonderful way for those who met at CNY to stay in touch and remain friends.
Donor Embryo and Family Finder
Open for clients that are interested in donating embryos or being the recipient of donor embryos with the hope that families with remaining embryos after successfully completing their families can for the friendship often necessary to make such a personal and meaningful gift.
Official Life after TTC
For those looking for help navigating the world after trying to conceive if you have not been successful, or have had to stop trying for any reason. Please be mindful that this group is not for those who are actively cycling or any pregnancy discussion.
Third Party Support
- Amira Posner is a Clinical Social Worker with both a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Manitoba. Amira works with individuals and couples who are struggling with infertility. She developed and now facilitates the Mind-Body Fertility Group and an online Mindfulness Fertility Series. In addition to working with individuals, couples and families providing therapy in a secure and safe setting, Amira is a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) and Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). Amira is also a mother of three miracles.For more information, visit www.healinginfertility.ca or find her on Twitter and Instagram.
Counseling, whether it be in a group format or on a one-to-one basis, may help you with the issues that surround infertility. If you would like to explore this avenue our Support Coordinator, Lisa Stack, can facilitate a Counselor referral for you. Email her at Lstack@cnyfertility.com to get more information. You can also feel free to peruse the list of Counselors we are currently referring to and contact them on your own. View list here.
We have many more support services available, to view them all visit our CNY Healing Arts website.
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine is an organization devoted to advancing knowledge and expertise in reproductive medicine and biology. Established in 1944, the Society has since achieved national and international recognition as the foremost organization promoting the study of reproduction and reproductive disorders. The ASRM is a voluntary non-profit organization. Members must demonstrate the high ethical principles of the medical profession, evince an interest in reproductive medicine and biology, and adhere to the objectives of the Society. The national administrative office is located in Birmingham, Alabama, with a government/public relations office in Washington, DC. Services are offered to patients, health professionals and media professionals (information, press releases, policy statements, etc.). Literature is available from the ASRM.
RESOLVE is a national non-profit organization that, for more than 20 years, has assisted people in resolving their infertility by providing information, support, and advocacy. Founded in 1974 by Barbara Eck Menning, a nurse, RESOLVE has grown from a small kitchen operation to a national organization. RESOLVE has a database of more than 40,000 individuals and providers, more than 50 chapters nationwide, and a national paid staff of 17 that provides services and programs for individuals experiencing infertility. RESOLVE is a non-profit organization run by a volunteer board. The board includes individuals who have experienced medical concerns regarding infertility, and who have adopted children. It also includes members of the professional community — nurses, lawyers, CPA’s, and business people. All are committed to providing services of the highest quality for members and the general public. RESOLVE advocates on the national and local level for comprehensive insurance coverage for infertility treatment and other family-building issues of concern. In principle and in practice, RESOLVE values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barrier to full participation in this organization.
ENDICOTT NY SUPPORT GROUP
Coping With Infertility? You Are Not Alone … Please join this Peer Support Group, they have been offering help and support for over twenty years in the Endicott, NY area. Where: First United Methodist Church of Endicott (corner of Mc Kinley and Monroe Streets) When: Every third Thursday of the month. Time: 7:00 PM
MULTIPLE MOMS MINGLE MESSAGE BOARD
This group is for mothers and expectant mothers of multiples.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, is an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services. Their mission is to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.
This website was created by a woman while going through IVF herself. It has bulletin boards that are enabled, a chat room, and links and resources to other informational sites that are available to those suffering from infertility.
THE ENDOMETRIOSIS CENTER AT BINGHAMTON
The Endometriosis Center at Binghamton Gynecology is a satellite IVF office of the CNY Fertility Center. Serving the Southern Tier and beyond, Dr. James Kondrup and his staff have become a regional leader in gynecologic care and fertility treatments.