donor conception, fertility, Solo mums, Uncategorized

Single mums and donor conception

This is a really interesting perspective on single motherhood, from a woman who had her first child in a relationship that later failed, but was left feeling she wasn’t “done” having kids.  She blogs about the decision making process required to have another child, outside of a relationship, and using a sperm donor. http://www.ellamentalmama.com/thinking-about-becoming-a-single-mum-by-choice/

When I became a solo parent for the first time it was an isolating and devastating experience. Slowly I’ve come to know and love the benefits of solo motherhood. Now, even just thinking of this possibility – of having a child independently – is incredibly freeing. I’ve come a long way from those dark days. Deciding that I could do this parenting gig alone from the word go is such an empowering thought. It has removed my fear of never having more children; suddenly I’m taking back control of my life and for now that’s enough.

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