Category: Infertility Support Group

Gearing Up For Family Gatherings When You Are Coping With Infertility

The days are shorter and darker. Store fronts slowly transform into sparkly and seemingly mocking displays of joy and good tidings. Emails and phones buzz as family gatherings are organized. The end of another calendar year begins to draw near. It is the holiday season. A time of year filled with emotion; for many those […]

by Emma Thake

The Good News is You’re the Pilot.

I noticed the above quote, attributed to author Michael Altshuler, while walking by a school last week. I found myself thinking about these words and how they related to and were reflective of what we discuss every week during the Women’s Infertility Support and Resource Group at the YinOva Center.


A New Support Group Cycle with Nell

I have always loved fall. I look forward to it each year, not because it draws us closer to another frigid New York winter (let us hope not as brutal as our last), but because it so often feels, for me, to be an opportunity to start anew and afresh, with an open mind and […]


Infertility Support Group Update

The women’s support group continues to serve as a source of strength and support among its members. And, as the facilitator, I continue to feel fortunate and humbled by the opportunity to lead this group. There is a quote I was recently reminded of by C.S. Lewis on the topic friendship, and it reminds me […]


Support Matters: A Q&A with group leader Nell Shanahan LCSW

Here at the YinOva Center, one of our most valued adjunctive services for fertility patients is our long-running fertility support group, led by facilitator Nell Shanahan, LCSW. Before joining Nell’s group, some future participants have questions on what the group means and how it is structured. With another group starting in September, we decided to […]


Support matters: YinOva Support Group Services

I continue to be very humbled by, and grateful for, the opportunity to be the facilitator of the women’s support group at the YinOva Center. I also continue to be impressed and often even taken aback by the strength of the women who attend. Above all, their commitment not only to becoming parents, but also […]


A New YinOva Support Group Cycle

Another cycle of the women’s support group begins Monday, July 30th, and will run for six weeks. I hope you will consider joining us. As I have mentioned in my previous blog entries, no topic is off limits in this group. Everything is discussed. Fertility. Pregnancy. Marriage. Miscarriage. Work. Relationships. Loss. Hope. Fear. Sex. To […]


Find Support at the YinOva Center

More than just an infertility support group, the support group at the YinOva Center is now more broadly described and understood by its members as, above all, a women’s support group. It’s where women can come together to talk, yes, about infertility but also about pregnancy, miscarriage, marriage, work, relationships, and more.