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46 {Ben Law} Infertility in men

Season 1, Ep. 46

Trigger warning: This episode discusses infertility for men, mentions suicide, and a possible heart attack.

A huge thank you to Project Health Monitoring for powering this week's episode.

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This episode’s guest is Ben Law, The Financial Bloke.

While Ben is a successful coach and podcaster in the agriculture space, he is joining us to discuss the incredibly challenging journey he faced when he and his wife chose to try and have kids, despite the fact he had been told he was infertile years earlier.

 

In this episode Ben shares:

 

-      What it felt like to be told he was infertile

-      The painful and emotional process men must go through during IVF

-      How the IVF process was socially isolating and caused him to lose friends

-      What happened when they tried for a second child

-      The mental resilience he needed to get through it and his advice for others trying


Key Quotes


“The doctor looked at me one day and said, we’re scraping the bottom of the barrel with you aren’t we?.”


“We lost friends over that, especially in the guy area.”


“We went through the first round of IVF and the doctor essentially said we were wasting our money and should give up.”


More About Ben Law


If you need want coaching help, especially in the agriculture space around money, you can find out more about ben via his website: https://thefinancialbloke.com.au/


You can also listen to his podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-financial-bloke-wealth-and-wisdom/id1598835360


You can get involved with the podcast online


On facebook in our community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/challengesthatchangeus


Or on Instagram: @challengesthatchangeus

 

If you want to find out more about what Ali does, check out her business via the website:

http://www.trialtitudeperformance.com.au


For her other business you can find it through the websites:

www.altitudefitnessarmidale.com.au


Or you can follow them on Instagram:


@Altitudefitnessarmidale

@trialtitudeperformance

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