BONUS 71: The Art of Waiting by Belle Boggs [AUTHOR]

October 7, 2016

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Today’s guest is Belle Boggs, the author of The Art of Waiting. Belle and Heather discuss her infertility journey, her book, and what it’s like to be an infertility advocate. You can find The Art of Waiting for sale today on Amazon and other retailers.

BEFORE TTC

  • Tell me a bit about yourself before infertility. Back then, how would you describe you as a person?
  • Describe the first time you felt baby fever.

DURING TTC

  • How long did you and your husband try on your own before seeking medical help? At what point did you think something might be wrong?
  • Tell me about the day you finally received a diagnosis. What was the diagnosis, and how did that make you feel?
  • Was there ever a point during your journey when you lost all hope?
  • Tell me about the cycle that ended up working and what it was like to learn you were going to be a mom.

AFTER TTC

  • How did infertility change you?
  • Knowing what you know now, what is one piece of advice you’d give yourself when you were still in the thick of infertility?

BOOK/LISTENER QUESTIONS

  • How did you find the right balance in weaving in your own journey and research throughout the book?
  • By being a public advocate for infertility issues, what was the most difficult thing you’ve encountered?
  • How might someone handle feeling ‘left behind’ when it comes to having children?
  • What about the feelings of failure and shame, particularly in the eyes of family?
  • How can straight infertile couples better support LGBTQ couples or individuals trying to start a family through assisted reproductive technology?
  • What’s next for your family? Do you plan on using any of your frozen embryos down the line?

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