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Kitchen Table Conversations – The Impact of Infertility on Partners

When infertility finds us, many times the woman or carrying partner, is the focus of the journey, as her body is going through most of the physical and medical procedures necessary for conception. However, the impact on the partner – especially when dealing with male factor infertility – is also profound and deeply painful, yet rarely spoken of.

In this episode of Kitchen Table Conversations, Johannes Soulages, PhD, RESOLVE support group leader for men who’s dealt with male factor infertility, pregnancy loss, and multiple rounds of IVF, and Anna Hornbostel, M.A., LMFT, a RESOLVE advocate and licensed marriage and family therapist who resolved childless with her husband after unsuccessful IVFs and a disrupted adoption, share their experiences with male factor infertility – from the surprising emotions and lack of support and awareness, to how they supported both their partners and themselves as they walked through this journey.

Listen to the full episode to hear more about the challenges many men face in seeking support, the impact infertility and pregnancy loss can have on partners, and why it’s so important to find the personal help you need, in order to best support your partner and protect your relationship.

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