Podcast

PODCAST: Finding a sperm bank

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ChoiceMoms.org has a lot of information about finding a sperm bank and using donor sperm.” use the Search function and the Category list at right. [See also our Eguide about choosing a sperm bank.] There are important changes needed, and slowly happening, in the donor sperm industry. On this Choice Chat show from 2008 I talk with three people…

PODCAST: Before becoming a single mother by choice

What should a woman know before becoming a single mother by choice? Recorded at the New York City Choice Mom event, this podcast features mental health counselor Joann Paley Galst discussing the basic tips she offers any single woman who is considering Choice Motherhood. In a more detailed conversation with Dr. Galst, we talk about the…

PODCAST: Meeting Half-Siblings and Donors

In these highly popular Choice Chat shows, I talked with people who have special knowledge about what happens AFTER donor-conceived baby turns into a curious child and AFTER sperm donors evolve into curious adults who wonder about the offspring that resulted. Most of these shows — which include information about meeting half-siblings and donors —…

PODCAST: The impact of single parenting

There has been a wide variety of emotions and viewpoints about the impact of single parenting on kids. In this one-hour Choice Chat radio show, from 2010, I talked with two experts about the impact it can have on a child to grow up without a father: Peggy Drexler, author of Raising Boys Without Men. See my Q&A…

PODCAST: Choice Mom Stories

Over the years I have talked with many single women about their Choice Mom journeys for the Choice Chat podcast and/or radio show. Here are some of these Choice Mom stories. LORI GOTTLIEB: Settle for Mr. Good Enough? After Choice Mom Lori Gottlieb wrote in Atlantic Monthly that perhaps settling for Mr. Good Enough might have been…

PODCAST: Holistic fertility

How can yoga, massage, acupuncture and nutrition have an impact on fertility? We heard answers about holistic fertility from a team at Pulling Down the Moon. The panel spoke at our Chicago-based event. They also explained food allergies, the do’s and don’ts of exercise and caffeine, what the acupuncture experience should be, and how to reduce daily…

PODCAST: Relieving newborn baby mom stress

Two strong Choice Chat radio shows about relieving newborn baby mom stress. PEDIATRICIAN Especially if you are a new mom, single parents need stress-relief strategies and energy boosts. Noted pediatrician Dr. Robert Sears, a spokesperson for Happy Baby, offered in my December 2009 radio show tips for relieving the stress of being a newborn baby mom. He…

PODCAST: Finding a doula

How do you pick a birth coach, and what can they offer pre- and post-delivery? In this radio show, which I produced in 2010, we talk about finding a doula. We hear the wonderful story of four Choice Moms who delivered two babies in 24 hours with the coaching of the same single mother by…