fertility

START ASKING: For Infertility Awareness Year Round

Yesterday, I had the great fortune of having a blog piece posted on The Huffington Post about #NIAW. It’s called, “National Infertility Awareness Week: Changing the Dialogue“. After years of writing posts here on my personal infertility blog, I wanted to try to write something more “fertile public facing” as a subtle clearing of my …

START ASKING: For Infertility Awareness Year Round Read More »

Resolve to Know More… And Educate Others

Every year, RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association, designates a week to bring awareness to those struggling with infertility. It’s called ‘National Infertility Awareness Week’ (NIAW) and officially starts on Sunday, April 20th and ends on Saturday, April 26th.While this event brings needed attention to infertility to the public at large for a week, for some, …

Resolve to Know More… And Educate Others Read More »

Pin The Tail on the Sperm

First, I’d like to start with a few of the “fertility fun” highlights from this past week: There was the woman who told me that a doctor told her thirteen years ago, her doctor said she was fertile. Thirteen years ago? Honey, we were ALL fertile thirteen years ago. There was a different woman crying …

Pin The Tail on the Sperm Read More »

Infertility Confidential: Infertility Info That You Need to Know and May Get Me Killed

Do you ever meet up with a friend for dinner or coffee and they are like, “Oh my god! I have SO much to catch you up on!” That’s exactly how I feel. Although I have no big news, I did want to fill you in on the latest in my life in general. That …

Infertility Confidential: Infertility Info That You Need to Know and May Get Me Killed Read More »

Forty, Fat, Infertile and Falling Apart

This past week, I received an email from a 50-something-year-old asking me if I could take the DNA from her dead husband’s ashes and use them to get her pregnant. I should note that I’m holding a pen in my hand… not a magic wand. Although this is the first time the word “cremation” was …

Forty, Fat, Infertile and Falling Apart Read More »

The “Sunflower Strategy”

Whenever you ask yourself, “Where is Jay? Why hasn’t she blogged in a while?” (Not that any of you have actually asked yourself this question but humor me for a moment), I want you to picture me sitting at my desk at Fertility Authority fielding such questions and comments as: “I’m calling about fraternity treatment.” …

The “Sunflower Strategy” Read More »

Join The Movement: We Are a Group of Determined People

 “We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history.” – Sonia Johnson A week ago, at 4am, I woke up suddenly and I was shaking. I had a horrible dream about having a painful egg retrieval while …

Join The Movement: We Are a Group of Determined People Read More »

Grateful for Infertility?

First, let me start out by sharing that this morning, my almost 14-month-old son found my vibrator. This is a moment I will NOT be recording in his baby book.  March 21st, 2012 – First time he discovers mommy’s sex toy. He was playing with my alarm clock which is on my nightstand when our …

Grateful for Infertility? Read More »

The Infertility Intervention

Through my own experience with infertility and now, my job working with those struggling to conceive, I am reminded over and over again, hour by hour, how frustrating and endless it all seems. It’s overwhelming and humbling to think how not being able to have a family can destroy so many aspects of your life. …

The Infertility Intervention Read More »

Scroll to Top