Uber organized Jessica, a Choice Mom in every way, will deliver her first child in a few months. While she was in the Thinking process — preceding a long Trying phase — she developed a worksheet that calculated how much she would need to spend trying to conceive, for prenatal care, for newborn items, and for post-delivery childcare expenses for a year. Here are the numbers she came up with.
A woman who currently lives in a European country that doesn’t allow people to use donated egg or sperm asked the Choice Mom board for suggestions about where she might go for treatment options.
A majority of families using donor conception do not report births after the fact. This has a tremendous impact on the industry. The numbers of offspring born to a sperm donor, and even to egg donors, are generally vastly under-reported. If there is a genetic abnormality that surfaces in later years, families cannot be notified.
Listen to this growing library of clips and podcast excerpts about home insemination.
Choice Moms was a "word of the year" contender in 2009 by New Oxford’s New American dictionary. I created the term only five years ago in my "Choosing Single Motherhood" book to put the emphasis on Choice, not Single, in our motherhood journey.