The 2 week wait blog

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!

How FertiAlly Is Refocusing the Lens on Infertility

FertiAlly.com is the latest digital platform that aims to answer fertility questions – to provide the fertility patient with the knowledge to enable them to drive the debate about their fertility health, choices, and treatment. The platform is unique, inspired, effective, and importantly, free to patients used to having to pay for add-ons associated with fertility treatment.

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How LGBTQ+ Individuals and Couples Have Many Hoops to Jump Through When it comes to Fertility

My wife and I did reciprocal IVF to have our children — her eggs, I carried. When I was a couple of months pregnant, I learned that we would need to hire a lawyer if we wanted to ensure both of our parental rights were secure. Even though I am an attorney, I had no idea that we both would not be considered legal parents of our children after birth. It turns out, being on the birth certificate is not enough to grant full legal parental rights to a same-sex cis couple across the United States.

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How Chrissy Teigen And Peanut Are Changing How We Talk About Infertility

Just in time for National Infertility Awareness Week (April 18th – April 24th), Peanut and Chrissy Teigen, cookbook author and television personality, have launched an initiative to reclaim the terminology used around trying to conceive, pregnancy, and motherhood launched The Renaming Revolution.

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Pregnancy and UTI's

Do Urinary Tract Infections Affect Your Pregnancy?

Today’s guest post is by Dr. Ghulane Parag, MBBS, MS (Surg.), DNB (Uro. Dr. Parag is a part of the leading Multispecialty Hospital in Pune – VishwaRaj Multispecialty Hospital in …

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How to BE in the “Body” Present

Since its March and Women’s History month, I spent the last few weeks spring cleaning. Let’s face it, you can fight the patriarchy as much as you can, but someone has gotta clean up the closets! Not that my husband hasn’t or won’t help. He does, and he’s excellent at it, but… ladies, you and I both know we prefer to do it by ourselves to understand where things end up because most women are control freaks.

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Endometriosis Awareness

How Does Endometriosis Affect IVF?

Endometriosis is a severe condition that is affecting a lot of women. The primary and most significant complication of this condition is that it directly affects a woman’s fertility. As a result, a woman cannot conceive naturally because of its difficulties. Thanks to medical science that has advanced reproductive techniques like IVF (in vitro fertilization), that has helped a lot of women with endometriosis conceive.

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Learn more about ovulation

What Is A Successful Ovulation And How Can It Help With Fertility?

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.

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Pregnancy After Infertility: Is It Possible to Enjoy It?

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.

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World Autism Day

Autism Awareness: More Than A Puzzle Piece

World Autism Day is April 2nd. My son, Michael, is autistic… and he’s also a very sweet boy. Let Me Tell You About My Son I struggled to have him. …

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