'The Art of Waiting': What is your fertility story?

'The Art of Waiting' by Belle Boggs
'The Art of Waiting' by Belle Boggs
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When Belle Boggs was wrestling with the idea that she might never get pregnant, everything else around her seemed infinitely fertile — from the cicadas in her yard to the gorilla at the zoo.

In "The Art of Waiting," Boggs shares her meditations on pregnancy, fertility and childlessness, confronting everything from the natural world to William Shakespeare to pop culture, and sharing stories of couples wrestling with and finding peace in their own reproductive realities and decisions.

Boggs joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to talk about her own experience with IVF. Dr. Jani Jensen, an infertility and reproductive endocrinology specialist at Mayo Clinic also added her perspective to the conversation.

For the full conversation on fertility and "The Art of Waiting," use the audio player above.

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