I'm passionate about helping women who are contemplating single motherhood, having fertility issues or raising donor-conceived children. Great, you've just taken the first step towards choosing a sperm bank. It's a huge step towards your path to motherhood. I know I stayed paralyzed, too scared to research sperm banks for a long time.
This is What Life is Really Like for a Single Mother by Choice
Motherhood Reimagined Blog - Single Moms by Choice, Infertility and Egg Donors
Fertility is finite, which is why Aurora decided to have a baby by herself via a sperm donor. This is her story. My married-with-children girlfriends would tease me about finding a hot man to have children with, but one day I stopped giggling and began researching. Related : 14 frequently asked questions about IVF. So I found myself in a clinic praying my baby would stick — my baby with a stranger albeit one with blue eyes and he did.
Going solo: why I became a single mum by using a sperm donor
It was either being in love or this route. The year-old is in a growing pool of single women opting to have children on their own. Latest figures show the number of women attempting to start a family without a father has soared by a third in two years: 1, women registered to have fertility treatment without a partner in — up from in So why are these numbers increasing?
Her attitude makes me celebrate. She is showing women who long for a child, or children , that they always have choices. That declining fertility as women hit their mid-thirties does not mean a declining number of options. The number of single women in England choosing to have IVF solo is increasing hugely, rising 35 per cent between and from women to 1, women, according to figures from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. And these are just the figures for women who have treatment here: the numbers of those who go to Greece or Spain for less-expensive treatment to try to conceive are not recorded.