This is Infertility

There is nothing more fundamental to life than the urge to continue it. But while it may be the most natural thing in the world, childbirth is far from the easiest and no two fertility journeys are the same. For that reason, we are breaking from the typical podcast form. Each episode is hosted by a different voice who brings their own unique point of view to the complex and ever-changing world of infertility. Our hosts are licensed clinical social workers, patient care advocates, clinical psychiatrists, reproductive endocrinologists, real fertility patients, and others who are, in one way or another, experts in the world of fertility. We fuse narrative storytelling with experience and science to give you a new perspective on what it’s really like to go through this journey.

Episode 39: Shifting Priorities: Jenny Galluzzo

Life is filled with shifting priorities. Your focus when you were younger is a lot different than your focus now. As you enter the workforce, especially as a woman, shifting priorities doesn’t stop, and the choices get tougher.

If your workplace doesn’t support your family building needs, you may need to find one that does. But after years of struggling to start your family, followed by years supporting it, can you ever reclaim the career you left behind?

In this episode, we hear from Jenny Galluzzo, co-founder of The Second Shift, who struggled with infertility before having two children. But she found the career she worked so hard to build was suddenly not fitting into her life like it once did. Today’s host is Janelle Branch, a Patient Care Advocate at Progyny.

Guests: Jenny Galluzzo, a Co-Founder of The Second Shift

For more information, visit Progyny’s Podcast page and The Second Shift.

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Janelle Branch, Patient Care Advocate at Progyny.

Janelle has had a passion for healthcare since she was a young girl. It’s with this passion for medicine that drives her to be the best in her field. Prior to Progyny, she worked in several fertility clinics over the last seven years where she specialized in fertility research and treatment coordination. She plans to obtain her master’s degree in Nursing to continue her love and fascination with healthcare and be part of medical advancements that will help everyone.


Jenny Galluzzo, Co-founder, The Second Shift.

Jenny lives her life committed to the empowerment of women through work. She is fiercely dedicated to shifting the path forward for women, encouraging them to forge their own career paths with confidence, intention and optimism. Jenny is responsible for the member community and all things brand, overseeing messaging, communications, and content channels. She curates events across the country to bring members and business partners together, and with her team, is in close contact with members during the multi-step application process. Beyond connecting women with jobs, Jenny is also in regular contact with members, advising about career transitions, gender equity in the workforce, and becoming an agent for change.

Prior to starting The Second Shift, Jenny spent many years in journalism, researching, writing, hosting and producing for Good Morning America, News 12 and Plum TV. Jenny holds a BA from Duke University and an MS from the Columbia University School of Journalism. She lives in New York City with her sons Gavin and Reid.