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In so many professional situations, small talk abounds. As women, we are inevitably asked about children. For women without children, these conversations can be emotional and social minefields. Do you share intimate details of your infertility history with acquaintances? Suffer the social awkwardness when you deflect the question or appear emotional? Say no and hope the other person just doesn’t ask why not? Say you ‘want to focus on your career’ right now and appear cold or distant?

14% of adult women in the United States do not have living children. By choice or not, answering questions about why are often painful and always personal. It also isn’t an issue often navigated by men in professional situations. Listen in as Michelle and JoyGenea discuss their experiences and how they’ve navigated these tumultuous waters.