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 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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IVF Doesn’t Always Work the First Time

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?

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My Body: The Lemon I Live In

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.” …

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