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In 2018, Three Little Birds launched our Infertility Support Services after receiving numerous requests for support. Through research, connection and help from our volunteers, we have launched our Infertility Support Box to assist you during the physically, emotionally, spiritually and financially draining treatments, doctors appointments and the roller coaster that is infertility.
The Infertility Support Box is a gift for that special friend or family member struggling with infertility or undergoing treatments to bring comfort and help facilitate healing. Here is an overview of what is included in our box:
The purchase of this box will benefit Three Little Birds Infertility Support Program we provide to support families in the Philadelphia/South Jersey Metro area. Three Little Birds Perinatal & Palliative Care Advocacy & Support Center is a non-profit, fiscally sponsored by Federation of Neighborhood Centers (FNC) Philly. Our organization provides all of our social services at no cost to the family. We also do not directly solicit for support to the families we serve, however, we greatly appreciate the support of our families with whom choose to give back to us after we have walked their journey. Our volunteer-based non-profit depends on the support of the local community to continue to keep our services for free to everyone. Thank you for your on-going support, kindness and sharing of our information and resources! Donations can be made via check (payable to: Federation of Neighborhood Centers/Memo: Three Little Birds) or via the PayPal link on our website.
To purchase our Infertility Support Box, click here!
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Infertility Support: http://www.threelittlebirdsperinatal.org/ivf.html
Three Little Birds planned to launch our Infertility Support Services when our paths crossed with Lynn Polin, a local mom with an incredible journey with infertility. As we got to know Lynn, we could feel the passion she has for supporting other families like her, who face uncertain futures as they try to grow their family naturally.
Lynn's story is unique, but shared by so many. Over the past five years, she has chronicled her journey in a blog, as well as volunteering with the national non-profit, RESOLVE, whose mission is to ensure all people challenged in their family building journey reach resolution. She has also launched a Peer-led Infertility Support Group, hosted on the first Wednesday of every month at Virtua Voorhees Hospital, from 7-8:15PM.
Lynn and her husband Drew struggled to conceive when they sought medical treatments. Lynn endured nine IVF cycles, four retrievals with over 50 eggs retrieved, 13 that made it to embryo, six PGS tested, four fresh transfers, six frozen transfers, one pregnancy loss that almost took her life, and one sassy, imperfectly perfect miracle baby girl, named Kayla. She is now entering her 10th IVF cycle in hopes of bringing home a sibling for their daughter.
Understanding firsthand the physical, emotional, financial and spiritual effects of infertility, Lynn has made it her mission to make a difference for the next family facing similar treatments who feel unsupported. "It's hard. It's emotional. It's lonely. It fills you with shame and sadness and heartbreak. My mission now is to promote advocacy, awareness and education in our communities to help support us more. We all have a journey; a story.", says Lynn.
Next weekend, on Sunday, April 15, Lynn and more than 300 walkers/runners will participate in the Walk of Hope to take place at Washington Lake Park in Washington Township, NJ. “Locally, there has actually not been any walks in our area — we are the first walk ever in our area. The closest one to us was up in North Jersey, and they since have moved it over to New York,” explained Lynn.
"After my ninth round of IVF, I kind of called it quits for a bit, and then decided over the summer that I really just wanted to give back and support people that are going through it — because, unfortunately, there’s just not lot a lot of support out there for people traveling through the infertility journey,” she continued.
In addition to her support group and Walk of Hope advocacy, she and her husband are creating a documentary of their 10th attempt at IVF. She has found a director and people who are helping them tell their story so that they can validate, support and provide hope to families like theirs.
Lynn has joined forces with Three Little Birds to support families who seek support for infertility or who have experienced a loss after a conceiving via treatment. We are so grateful to have Lynn's passion, enthusiasm and support as we grow this initiative!
For more information on the Walk for Hope Event click here!
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In late 2017, Three Little Birds was gifted more than 100, unique, handcrafted Angel Gowns, to be given to families suffering from stillbirth or neonatal loss. These gowns are created from donated wedding gowns and gifted to families as burial gowns. Every baby deserves a beautiful garment!
The angel gown donation we received from "Grandma Angel" varied in sizes, colors and styles to suit each and every unique baby. The gowns are donated and deconstructed then created from patterns for the various sizes of babies. In addition to gorgeous gowns, seamstresses also make "Premie Pockets" for second trimester losses who are too small for a traditional angel gown.
Nationwide, volunteer seamstresses are creating these gorgeous gowns for their local hospitals and families. We are fortunate to Christine Unander for volunteering her time to become Three Little Bird's in-house Angel Gown Coordinator!
This program has become very popular and we have received numerous requests to accept donated gowns. Three Little Birds will be collecting gowns over the next six weeks, leading up to Mother's Day, to be sent to our seamstresses!
The Program accepts clean wedding or evening gowns (light pink, blue, or cream ONLY) to be considered for this program. You can drop off your donation at the following locations:
GOWN DROP OFF THROUGH MAY 12
Porch Drop Off -- Image is Everything Studios, `1428 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ
(please leave on front porch in a box or bag with a note it is for the Angel Gown Program.
Additionally, we will be collecting gowns at the South Jersey Family & Maternity Fair on May 12th at the Float Haven Spa in Pitman, NJ! This event is sponsored by the Float Haven Spa, Wondertime, LLC, the Essential Light worker and the Village Breastfeeding & Wellness. It is a wonderful event, with vendors, giveaways and lots of love and support!
If you live outside the area, boxes can be shipped to Image is Everything Studios.
Kristen Samuelson, SBD, Founder & Director