Whether you have struggled with infertility or not, it can be a tough subject to talk about. In this episode, we discuss all the reasons infertility is stressful for the couple in the middle of it and what not to say to someone experiencing it.
We talk to Lindsay Fischer, twin mom to IVF babes, Josefina and Luke; a two time best-selling and award-winning author; and an after-trauma thriver, as both a domestic violence and infertility survivor. Lindsay left the classroom where she worked as a high school English teacher after writing her first book and has since built a platform to educate and empower women when trauma strikes. With a healthy mix of self-care and trauma therapy, she’s completely revamped her life into something purpose-filled. Lindsay is the Principal and co-Founder of InfertileAF, LLC, a company designed to help women see beyond their reproductive limitations, and is one of two writers at her new blog, ComplicatedMommies.com, where nobody shies away from the hard truths of parenting.
What To Listen For
- Why we felt this was an important topic to discuss, despite not having experienced it personally
- How many women experience infertility
- The stress induced by the realities of infertility
- What not to say to someone experiencing infertility
- What you can do to support someone in your life struggling with infertility
Things We Mention
- Brene Brown forever! We talk about showing empathy for those around us, and if you have never seen this video describing the difference between empathy and sympathy, it is a must.
<iframe width="468" height="555" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/1Evwgu369Jw" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
You May Also Like
CHECK IN WITH THE OKAYEST MOMS
We see this podcast as a conversation with friends. Except all you can do is listen. Ha! But, if you have something to add, we’d love to hear from you! Shoot us an email at email@example.com! Or you can find us on our blog, or on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. We even have an Etsy shop!