About Me

Sup, woman? I’m Mallory! A wine obsessed, fitness loving, infertility bitch slapper. I am a  social worker. A fitness instructor. And a hater of cooking. Oh, and did I mention… a mom? Join me as I curse my way through this crazy journey of motherhood! And as I live the life of a doctor’s wife.

PS- Fuck residency.

PPS- I’m usually drinking every time I post. Just a warning.

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 I earned my Masters in Social Work from the University of Iowa in 2012. These days I work for hospice as a Bereavement Therapist for children and families. I earned my B.S. from Iowa State University #GoCyclones! That’s where I met my sweetheart, Brad, who swept me off my feet in 2008 with his crazy fun personality and charming good looks (featuring big dimples, perfect hair and a 6’5” stature). I was obsessed with him from day one. It doesn’t’ sound creepy now that I married him, right? Oh, did I mention he’s also super smart? Brad is a doctor. We are currently counting down the months he has left until he’s done with his Internal Medicine residency and we can begin our lives like real humans! Which is also, hopefully, the countdown to our Honeymoon #NotKidding #TicToc

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The anchor to this blog is about my new found identity as a mom. After undergoing infertility treatments (read my timeline here) I finally have some serious chubby cheeks to kiss.

Cheers to that, y’all!

6 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hey Mallory! Just discovered your blog and I love that you are sharing your journey. We struggled with infertility for over a year (I know that’s not long compared to some people) and I occasionally post about it on my blog, too. I love what you are doing and I hope you keep it up! It helps so much to read about others going through the same thing.

    Also, my husband just started his fourth year of med school at Des Moines University, so we love Iowa, too! Anyway, I found your Instagram and read your profile and thought we had so much in common!

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  2. Hey Mallory! I’ve been reading about your infertility and IFV struggles after noticing that you also have HA. I was diagnosed with HA at the beginning of January and I’ve since managed to get my period back, but I’ve also dedicated a blog to talking about my HA (and eating disorder issues) and sharing the stories of other women with HA. If you’re at all interested I’d love to get in touch with you! I think it’d be great to have the story of someone who’s dealing with HA and starting to try and conceive as most of the women I’ve featured have not been. If you think you might be interested, just send me a message at lynn.mcmurray@me.com. Looking forward to hearing from you, and all the best on the current round of IFV – fingers crossed for you!

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  3. Hi Mallory!! Stories like your help me keep positive, i have being struggling with infertility for almost 4 years, 1 failed IVF.. can you tell me what infertility clinic did you go to, i live in the chicago area and would like to know of a good clinic to try a 2nd IVF..

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    1. Hey Leslie! My heart goes to you- it’s so awful, especially after a failed IVF. If you want to e-mail me maybe we can meet up sometime! (Happinessglass@gmail.com) I live in the south suburbs and went to Dr Hirschfield in Orland Park. She’s with the Fertility Centers of Illinois clinic. I had all my transfers and retrievals downtown at the FCI chicago clinic. I was very very pleased with Dr. Hirschfield’s attentiveness and aggressiveness with my treatment – she never made me wait to start a cycle or questioned my next step. I am very thankful for that. She didn’t make me jump through any hoops. It was just straight forward – and her nurses were straight from heaven. I actually miss them. (is that weird?) haha Seriously though, e-mail me!

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  4. Mallory, I just discovered your blog and I’m so glad I did! Your posts are hilarious and yet so genuine. It’s crazy how much I relate. My husband is also a physician so I totally get everything that comes with that territory. He and I battled infertility (3 IUI and 1 IVF with ICSI delayed for hyperstim and then a successful FET) for about 2 years and got our little miracle 10 weeks ago, but not without a traumatic birth experience that haunted me for a couple of months. Oh and my sister is named Mallory, so bonus points there 🙂 Keep doing what you do! I look forward to following along,
    Shauna

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