Tag Archive for trying

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…

SART releases free IVF Success Predictor Tool

news released January 28, 2015, by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) last week released for the first time an ART Patient Predictor — a cutting edge tool designed to allow patients to obtain a preliminary assessment of their individual prospects for IVF success. The Predictor uses an…

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…

Diana is a Mom! A Five-year Journey (Part 3)

I got a few of these wonderful updates from women last week while I was on a camping trip with my son. Diana is a woman I met in the United Kingdom, who had originally decided that the “fatherless” issue was a reason for her to NOT become a Choice Mom. That story is here.…

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…