Tag Archive for emotions

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…

A Letter of Hope

This time of year is a struggle for so many. And for single women who long to start a family, particularly those facing the challenges of fertility over 40, it can be especially difficult. A woman wrote recently on the Choice Mom discussion board that she was giving up hope. She was unhappy about the…

PODCAST: Egg Freezing — Good idea, or not?

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New York City psychologist Joann Paley Galst has counseled hundreds of women over the years about dealing with fertility challenges. In her partnership with Choice Moms, she helps educate single women about their options to become mothers — the realities — the hopes — the fears. In this Choice Chat episode about egg freezing, Joann and…

Leaving a Partner…

This is not uncommon: A woman in her late 30s realizes that her partner sincerely does not want to have children. What does she do? Many women have joined our Choice Mom community to help make this tough decision. One such 39-year-old woman recently posted of her own dilemma. “I am scared that I won’t…

We Don’t Call Ourselves CHOICE Moms for Nothing

At 33, Merewyn had already been saving a “baby fund” for some time, as she contemplated becoming a Choice Mom. She had a master’s degree and related certificates in her field, a well-paying job that seemed stable enough, and was told that as a child she was the most stubborn of her mother’s six children.…

Jodi: My Egg Donation Story

Jodi offered her story for the Choice Mom E-Guide: All About Eggs. — our new 47-page guide that covers everything from debating egg freezing and embryo donation to questions to ask yourself and a bank before selecting an egg donor option. Jodi offered to let me share her story in more detail for the many…

Choice Mom EGuide: Egg Donors and Egg Freezing

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The 2015 Choice Moms EGuide: All About Eggs is a 47-page compilation of insights and Q&A on egg freezing, emotions of the journey, questions to ask before selecting an egg bank to choose among egg donors, and much more. Available for immediate PDF download using PayPal on our Eguide page. This eguide is for you if: you are…

To Mother Alone or Not? Floating in the Space of Indecision

Rachel Lehmann-Haupt

by Rachel Lehmann-Haupt @rlehmannhaupt excerpted from DIY Mom: A Solo Parenting Adventure (Shebooks, 2014) On my 39th birthday, two years after I froze my eggs, I decided that if I wasn’t in a serious relationship by the time I turned 40, I was going to start intrauterine insemination with the poker player’s sperm. Even though…