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The Fertile Nest

The Fertile Nest, Episode #8 | June 8, 2018

A beautiful, personal follow-up episode on the waiting that occurs during the battle with infertility; how my discussion with Katie the week before and a fancy bath helped inspire Katie's epiphany and reclamation of her life from the waiting. This is a beautiful poignant episode. Please give it a listen.

 

THE FERTILE NEST, EPISODe #7   |  May 29, 2018

"In this episode, I am talking with Natascha Dea. Natascha is an American photographer, artist, writer, publisher, producer and author of the book Waiting, a monograph she created during her recent IVF treatments. We discuss Natascha’s five year long battle with infertility, that has included eight rounds of infertility treatments with five doctors in two different states.  How she and Todd are making their way through infertility while caring for Todd’s mother, Lois. Natascha shares what infertility and caring for her mother-in-law have taught her about grief, hope, patience, and finding beauty in even the darkest places. And she shares how a conversation with her doctor encouraged her to create the gorgeous, soon to be published book, Waiting."

 

ST. AuguSTine Moms Blog  |  April 27, 2018

Natascha Dea interviewed by writer and Mom Meagan Nordmann Fowler about Natascha's "sabbatical" from her known art while battling infertility, multiple rounds of infertility treatments, and multiple miscarriages, and how family building inspired her monograph "Waiting."

 

Voyage Chicago  |  MARCH 27, 2018

Natascha Dea interviewed by Voyage Chicago about her move to Chicago, her photography, her monograph "Waiting," and the duality women artists can experience when balancing infertility and infertility treatments with creative practice and art-making.

 

The Fertility Podcast, Episode #126  |  MARCH 19, 2018

"This is a longer episode, I felt compelled to share it all as my two guests are both women, still trying to have their families who have created two very different books to share. My second guest is photographer Natascha Dea. Natascha and I talked for an hour and this interview is much longer than I would normally do, and I wanted to share it as I found her journey and how it affected her creatively so fascinating."

 

Sequential Tart  |  February 19, 2018

"Waiting is a look at my daily life through the infertility lens. The photographs in this monograph were made over two rounds of in-vitro fertilization. Fertility treatments are difficult; the constant addition and subtraction of hormones play with your body, mind, and emotions, and I found it very difficult to create artwork and maintain creative practice.

 

The Art of Infertility | FEBRUARY 19, 2018

"I met the love of my life at 37—well past the age most doctors want you to be when trying to have your first baby. When our own attempts at having a baby culminated in multiple miscarriages, and countless failed pregnancy tests, we spoke with my ob-gyn and moved into the seemingly frightening world of fertility treatments."

 

Sacred Earth, Sacred People

Natascha Dea interviewed by artist Lindy Lawler on creating sacred space amidst the hormone havoc of miscarriages and 8 rounds of fertility treatments.