Episode 56: Growing Your Family: Part Three (Infertility)

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To wrap up our mini-series on growing your family, today we’re talking about infertility with C+C writer Melanie Dale. We discuss how infertility can put pressure on your sex life, the depression Melanie experienced as she was going through fertility treatments, and how she eventually broke through to a healthy place with the help of girlfriends and a counselor. Plus, we hear all about the sperm illustrations in her forthcoming book, Infreakinfertility! For those of you who have walked this road before or are currently walking it now, we hope Melanie’s voice gives you hope for the future and possibly helps you find a tiny bit of humor in it along the way.


Show Notes

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Mentioned in this episode:

Melanie Dale: Essays | Podcast | Blog | Books

Infreakinfertility // Pre-order via Amazon

Recommended:

A Work Day That Ends in Sushi by Cindy Winebrenner

I Needed Her To Tell Me That by Melanie Dale

What To Say To A Grieving Mom by Suzy Kraus

Relevant essays at Coffee + Crumbs on infertility

Climbing Mountains with Suzy Krause, C+C episode 5

Video: January by Suzy Krause (source)

Previous episodes in this series:

Growing Your Family Part 1, Growing Your Family Part 2


Show credits: 

Hosted by Indiana Adams with special guest Melanie Dale, produced by Katie Leipprandt, edited by Kyle Cummings.


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