#74 The Two Week Wait Challenge with Lindsay Fischer

Episode #74 The Two Week Wait Challenge with Lindsay Fischer

This week on Financial Fluency, I am so excited to have my first ever returning guest, Lindsay Fischer! Lindsay is here to speak with us about her new book, The Two Week Wait Challenge, so you know what that means: this is a book club episode! The Two Week Wait Challenge is a book of daily self care for women hoping to conceive and dealing with the high stress (read: trauma) of the two weeks between possible conception and the first time they could possibly know for sure whether or not they are pregnant. Lindsay is in the midst of her fertility journey right now and provides this book as a balm to other women from someone who knows.

Our conversation also covers the true costs of IVF: mental, emotional, financial and physical, and the other options available for couples looking to have children in these times. Lindsay Fischer is a trauma-tested author who writes about her own experiences to help others feel less alone. A former English teacher and dance coach, a domestic violence survivor, and – now – a seemingly infertile Myrtle, she refuses to be silent about the things that change our lives. For her, those issues are domestic violence and infertility.

Quotes 

  • “[The Two Week Wait Challenge] is a way to feel good about yourself during a time when you probably don’t.” – Lindsay
  • “Trama is trauma, and for women who are given an infertility diagnosis, it is as stressful as getting a cancer or HIV diagnosis.” – Lindsay
  • “In this whole process, there’s disappointment, there’s heartbreak, and there’s frustration, especially when you are throwing the kind of money that you are at it because people assume it’s so expensive because it definitely works.” – Lindsay
  • “Adoption is not off the table, but the further we’ve gotten into looking at all of our financial options [for children], adoption is just as expensive.” -Lindsay
  • “I already feel like I’m mothering, I’m mothering that embryo.” -Lindsay

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Resources

Here are Lindsay’s Books:

The Two Week Wait Challenge: A Sassy Girl’s Guide to Surviving the TWW

The House on Sunset

Lindsay’s Website


lindsay-fisherLindsay Fischer is a trauma-tested author who writes about her own experiences to help others feel less alone. A former English teacher and dance coach, a domestic violence survivor, and – now – a seemingly infertile Myrtle, she refuses to be silent about the things that change our lives. For her, those issues are domestic violence and infertility.

To connect with Lindsay, check out her website, her Facebook page, her Twitter, and her Instagram.

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