After years of unprotected sex, failed timed cycles, inseminations and several IVF’s, Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo is now the mother of two boys and an outspoken and active infertility advocate. Whether you’re trying to get pregnant, going through fertility treatment, currently pregnant or a new mom, this blog captures every stage of hormonal hell and invites you to laugh along (whether you have ovaries or not) and deal with the business of getting knocked up despite the universe’s efforts to knock us down!
The 2 Week Wait Blog was awarded the Hope Award for Best Blog in 2017, from Resolve: The National Infertility Association, which is voted on by the infertility community and recognizes a blog that raises awareness about the disease of infertility and sheds light on what it is like to be living with infertility.
In 2018, it was awarded the “Infertility Social Warrior Award” and in 2019, it was named the “Best IVF Blog” by Egg Donation Friends.Com.
If you like your eggs fertilized and implanted, sit down and have a read!
Irregular or absent ovulation is one of the most common causes of female infertility. In fact, ovulatory disorders are the cause of infertility in about 25% of all infertile couples. But even if an egg is released each cycle, if sufficient hormone levels are not supporting it, it can still be tough to conceive.
When you finally get pregnant, it can be challenging to believe that everything is ok. I peed on more sticks than you would believe… and not just initially but for the entire first trimester. Yes, being pregnant after stressing about it, working towards it, and paying for it is AH-mazing, but it still can be scary too. Below, I talk about how you might be feeling during pregnancy after infertility and how you can cope.
Did you know (and you may want to sit down) that according to a 2015 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), on average, the process of success for IVF (i.e. six to nine cycles) will take a total of two years, which is similar to rates that couples conceiving naturally take in one year?
I’ve been thinking of the Gilda Radner quote, “It’s always something.” And with me, it always is. Whenever I ask certain people, “What’s new?” and they answer, “Nothing new really.” …
At Pregnantish Event Every National Infertility Awareness Week, I typically end up writing two posts. One, at the “start” of the week of my initial thoughts and feelings and then …
This is not going to be your ordinary National Infertility Awareness Week post. This is an official, raw, blunt call to action. I’m serious. I’ve had it. I’m officially getting …
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