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Funny But Not Fertile

I'm a funny, fertility-challenged freelance writer and Director of Patient Care at Fertility Authority. In this blog, I try to put the “fun” back in “infertile." Whether you have ovaries are not, you’ll enjoy reading about my experiences with life, love and cervical mucus. Please laugh along with me while I try to get knocked up despite the universe's efforts to knock me down. No really. You'd better laugh. I'm hormonal, and I'll cry if you don't.


a blog by Jay Pal,

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When I was in high school, I had a teacher whom I simply adored. I had heard through the typical town gossip that his daughter had been raped and murdered years earlier, but obviously this was something that was never discussed. One day, though, without him going into the details of the actual incident, he told me about his daughter's wake and how a well-intentioned family member said to him, “I can imagine how you must feel.” He told me that nothing made him angrier, as there was no way in hell they could ever know how he feels. The intensity in which my teacher relayed this story — and the lesson — has always stayed with me. Come to think of it, it’s almost haunted me. I’ve thought of it more often than you know.

a blog by Jay Pal

I’ve seen quite a few articles on what to say or not say to someone who is dealing with infertility. After reading many of them, I’m stunned at some of the things that were left off of the list and frankly, I disagreed with some that were on the list.

On the surface, because I’m me and can’t help but make jokes about it, my list would consist of things like:

    a blog by JPalumbo, June 5, 2012

    Sometime in February 2012, Pope Benedict XVI spoke out against in vitro fertilization and warned that families who benefit from any scientific advances in fertility treatment are guilty of “the arrogance of taking the place of the creator.” I would have paid more attention to this statement if it wasn’t for the fact that I was currently taking care of my then 1-month-old son; a son that I had through IVF. Although I’m sorry I missed this — as my “Kiss my infertile ass” is now officially later than I would have liked — it’s probably best that I didn’t hear I was arrogant when I was particularly sleep deprived and covered in spit up.


    a blog by Jay Pal, September 26, 2011

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    When you get married, you know logically that every day simply can’t be happily ever after. You also realize that your relationship will go through different trials and tribulations. You accept this but know that you love each other and that you’ve both made a commitment to work through whatever comes your way. The trouble is that most women, like me, don’t factor needles and fertility drugs into the equation.

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    a blog by Jay Pal, June 29, 2011

    Much to my amazement, after several years of trying and after my third most recent in vitro fertilization (IVF), which only resulted in one embryo, I found out I am pregnant. As of today, I’m six weeks, and there are few who are more shocked than me.