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How to Pick a Sperm Donor

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Apr 20, 2018

If you’ve decided to move forward as a single mom by choice, a lesbian couple or otherwise in need of a sperm donor, there comes a time when you need to pick a sperm donor. For most people they’ve never done anything like it. You’re choosing the person to provide half the genetic material for…

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Preparing to Visit A Fertility Doctor

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Jan 18, 2018

So, you think you want to be a single mom via sperm donation, and you’ve made an appointment to see a Reproductive Endocrinologist or fertility doctor. You may have waited months to see this doctor so you want to be as prepared as possible for the appointment. The first step is getting clear about your…

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Why I Chose Donor Egg IVF in Mexico

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Jan 12, 2018

Why I Chose Donor Egg IVF in Mexico I shut my computer screen and took a deep breath. After months of stress, I finally had a sense of calm. I had just watched a video of the doctor at a fertility clinic in Cancun, Mexico being interviewed about Donor Egg IVF in Mexico. While it…

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Gathering Support For A Newborn As A Single Mom

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Jan 10, 2018

It’s the moment you’ve been anticipating–the day you get to bring your baby home.  All your the time spent trying to get pregnant or adopt and become a mom is finally approaching–but you’re terrified about being at home as a single mom to a newborn. For any mom, coming home from the hospital can be…

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Choosing A Sperm Bank? Overview of Sperm Bank Policies

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Dec 4, 2017

When I was choosing my sperm donor, I naively assumed that the sperm bank policies would be roughly the same across all banks. I got a few recommendations about what sperm banks other people had used and chose the one that had the most useful information about the specific donors. I did not, however, spend…

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Scattered Seeds In search of family identity sperm donor generation

Scattered Seeds: In Search of Family and Identity in the Sperm Donor Generation

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Sep 28, 2017

Your heart might stop a few times–then be warmed by the sweet connections.  One things for sure, you will be fascinated and better educated after reading Scattered Seeds: In Search of Family and Identity in the Sperm Donor Generation. Author, Jacqueline Mroz has done a wonderful job highlighting the issues with the lack of regulation…

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Do I Wish I Had Frozen My Eggs?

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Jul 31, 2017

I feel at the same time, very cynical about companies paying their employees money to freeze their eggs so they can put off starting a family and thrilled that this technology is available to provide more opportunities for women. I was one of those women who after putting my career first, just couldn’t seem to…

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Press Release: Motherhood Reimagined Memoir

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Jun 14, 2017

A story of personal triumph, unconditional love and the lengths one will go to experience motherhood At the age of thirty-nine, Sarah Kowalski began to realize time was running out of time to have a baby. After grappling with what it meant to have a baby alone, she eventually realized that she’d always wanted a…

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Break the Decision-Making Spiral

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | May 22, 2017

Decision-making is stressful—from the small, seemingly insignificant decisions to the big ones, such as do I want to have a baby alone, or am I ready to use an egg donor or adopt? As a Single Mom, when your child comes along, you are forced to make all parenting decisions alone, such as who to…

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