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Single Mom Postpartum Depression

How These Single Moms Coped with Postpartum Depression

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | May 20, 2019

For single moms, coping with postpartum depression can be especially difficult because they don’t have a partner who can share the load of looking after a newborn or spot the signs of depression when it starts to appear. Depending on their support network, they might also lack emotional support. “One of the things that didn’t…

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Older Mom

9 Reasons it’s Great to be an Older Mom

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | May 16, 2019

Biologically speaking, the younger you are when you have a baby, the better. But what about after you’ve had the baby? In this post, I’ll share 8 reasons being an older mom is great according to the wonderful women I’ve interviewed on my podcast. 1. Your support network is likely to be stronger The older…

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having a baby without a partner

Why Single Moms Are Happier Than Those That Marry, According To Census Data

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Jan 24, 2019

Several years ago, my fortieth birthday fast approaching, I forced myself to ask whether I wanted to have a kid even though I didn’t yet have a partner.  I knew my fertility window was closing and Mr. Right was decidedly absent. But I worried about whether I would be happy as a single mom.  And…

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twice a mother adoption and surrogacy

Mom Spotlight–Becoming a Mother Twice in 24 Hours via Adoption & Surrogacy

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Jan 14, 2019

Stacy tried for 8 years to have a baby. “Infertility is such a dark tunnel and it’s really really easy to get sucked up into that dark tunnel.” –Stacy After trying with her own eggs, Stacy had to get really clear about why she wanted to have a baby. Specifically she had to decide whether…

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Is Now the Right Time to Have a Baby?

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Nov 30, 2018

When is it the right time to have a baby? Many women who are considering having a baby alone, want to know when they will be ready to have a baby alone?  When should they move forward and do it alone?  The honest answer is probably never. And, you’ll never know if you were ready…

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Donor conception, talking about donor conception

Planning Who and What To Tell About Your Child’s Donor Conception

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Nov 27, 2018

One of the most common concerns people bring up to me is who and how to tell other people about their child’s donor conception. It most regularly comes up for me when I’m talking to women about the use of an egg donor, but it’s relevant for anyone who’s used a sperm donor, adopted or…

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making bold life decisions single mom

Making Bold Life Choices

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Nov 12, 2018

What do you do when you really want something, but you’re not sure you can pull it off? Like those big, bold life choices, should you become a single mother by choice, quit your job or travel the world with your child? Do you get put off by the enormity of the decision, feeling like…

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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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visiting a fertility doctor

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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