BONUS 271: Affording Infertility without Bankruptcy

August 7, 2020

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Today’s bonus episode guest is Chrissie Kahan, an infertility warrior and author of Baby Bankrupt.

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Chrissie and Heather discuss advice from her book about affording infertility without going bankrupt:

INTRODUCTION

  • I’ve interviewed you for about your journey in Episodes 115 and 159, but for those who haven’t listened, tell us your journey to date.

THE BOOK

  • Why did you write this book?
  • Is the layout of the book easy to follow?
  • How can this book be used as a resource for those struggling with infertility?
  • Is this book helpful for those who aren’t going through infertility?
  • You discuss multiple options for infertility in your book — IVF, fostering and different types of adoption. Is there an order in which someone struggling with infertility might want to consider these options?
  • IVF
    • How did the IVF process differ at each fertility clinic you saw?
    • What should listeners know if they are considering IVF?
    • What toll did IVF take on you emotionally, physically and financially?
    • How did IVF impact your marriage?
    • Did your husband experience an emotional toll?
    • Is there anything you would have done differently? Are there any areas in which you could have saved money in order to avoid your eventual bankruptcy?
    • What advice would you give to someone who is considering IVF?
  • Fostering
    • What should listeners know if they are considering fostering?
    • What toll did fostering take on you emotionally, physically and financially?
    • How did fostering impact your marriage?
    • Did your husband experience an emotional toll?
    • Is there anything you would have done differently? Are there any areas in which you could have saved money in order to avoid your eventual bankruptcy?
    • What advice would you give to someone who is considering fostering?
  • Different types of adoption
    • What should listeners know if they are considering adoption?
    • What toll did adoption take on you emotionally, physically and financially?
    • How did adoption impact your marriage?
    • Did your husband experience an emotional toll?
    • Is there anything you would have done differently? Are there any areas in which you could have saved money in order to avoid your eventual bankruptcy?
    • What advice would you give to someone who is considering adoption?
  • What did your experience help you to realize?
  • What are the next steps in your infertility journey?
  • How can friends and family support someone with infertility?
  • Is there anything else you’d like to add?

WRAPPING UP

  • What words of hope would you offer to women who are still on their infertility journey?

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