Tag Archive for stress

Choice Mom E-guide: Finding Support

Visit our Eguides page for access to the FREE “2016 Choice Mom E-Guide: Finding Support.” What help will you need on the single mother by choice journey? Where will you find it? Insights shared by Choice Moms from our 2016 survey and therapists who support resources for this community. Special thanks to long-time Choice Mom supporters Dr. Joann Paley Galst (NYC) and Dr.…

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…

2015 Survey Results Continued

This is Part 2 data of the 2015 Choice Mom survey results. The overview is here. See Part 1 data here. Age at Live Delivery Not all of the women delivered after first conception. Some of the notable numbers so far: 38 women miscarried and are still trying to become a mother — half of…

The lovely story of a true Choice Mom kid

happy mother through gestational carrier

Hello World! It’s me, little Lillia, writing to tell you the story of how I came to be. Mommy had her cancer surgery four years ago. Part of her decision-making process at that time regarded whether or not to be a Choice Mom. She had already been working with two adoption agencies, so she updated…

Our Top 6 Choice Mom-friendly therapists

When you are feeling isolated, angry, depressed or confused about the Choice Mom path, the discussion boards have become a good place to vent and share. But sometimes we need someone who not only understands the Thinking to Being stages, but is specifically trained to talk with us about our emotions. Over the years I…

Choice Mom Eguide: Emotions of This Journey

Sometimes we’re afraid of the emotions we feel on the Choice Mom journey to becoming a single mother by choice: grief, loss, jealousy, loneliness, isolation, anger. They might hit us when we’re Thinking of take this step… Trying (sometimes for a very long time) to become a mother… when newborn days and ongoing logistical stress take…