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how do I choose a sperm donor?

How Did I Choose My Sperm Donor

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Oct 12, 2016

How did I choose my sperm donor in a way that uniquely matched my personality and priorities.

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what is a fertility doula?

6 Reasons You Didn’t Even Realize That You Need A ‘Fertility Doula’

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Oct 6, 2016

Singles and couples struggling with infertility need support too. If you’ve ever tried to get pregnant when anything other than good old fashioned sex is involved, you know it can be confusing and taxing. A fertility doula can help. Both singles and couples who need to use artificial insemination, IVF, or a sperm donor, egg…

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How should I choose a sperm donor or egg donor?

6 Archetypes for Choosing a Sperm Donor

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Sep 26, 2016

Women ask me all the time, “How should I pick a sperm donor (or egg donor)?” For many it can be one of the most daunting parts of becoming a single mom by choice. After all, picking a donor to provide half of the genes of your child is very significant. Many women contemplate a…

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From Frazzled To Grounded : How A Lack Of Time Has Made Me Rock Solid

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Sep 2, 2016

Someone recently asked me how motherhood has affected my creativity. Because I am publishing a memoir about my journey to solo motherhood and building a related coaching practice, motherhood is literally the fruit and source of my creativity. But the most surprising outcome of being a Solo Mom is that I’m incredibly grounded and centered,…

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exhausted single mom or choice mom, lack of sleep

An Ode To The Exhausted Single Mom: 7 Reasons You’re a BadA$$

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Aug 26, 2016

We all know, being a single mom is hard! There’s rarely a break and the weight of the world falls squarely on your shoulders. When I had my baby as a single mom by choice (meaning I used a sperm donor to proactively get pregnant alone), I got a ride home from the hospital from some friends,…

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when to use an egg donor, egg donation or donor eggs instead of pursuing fertility treatments

Donor Egg Balancing Act: When To Pursue Fertility Treatments Or Move To Egg Donation

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Jul 7, 2016

“You are infertile. To get pregnant, you will most likely need to use an egg donor.” These were the words my Reproductive Endocrinologist uttered before I had even started trying to get pregnant as a single mother by choice with the use of a sperm donor, at the ‘advanced maternal age’ of 41. “I cannot…

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egg donor and egg donation options. Your own eggs aren't working. Pros and cons of fressh vs frozen donor eggs

Fresh Vs Frozen Eggs for Egg Donation Cycles

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Jun 14, 2016

Once you get to the decision to use an egg donor, you may already feel overwhelmed and exhausted by the process. It doesn’t help that you need to now decide how you want to approach egg donation. But one of the first decisions you will likely need to make is whether to use  Fresh or…

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What are the legal and emotional implications of using a known sperm or egg donor? What are the risks of using my friend to be my sperm donor?

Should My Friend Be My Sperm Donor?

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Jun 10, 2016

The Legal And Emotional Considerations Of  Selecting A Friend As Your Sperm Donor So you want to use your friend as your known sperm donor? Most women I speak to about becoming a Solo Mom contemplate the use of a known sperm (or egg) donor at some point. I did. The reasons vary but usually…

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alternative treatments such as Qigong, meditation, acupuncture to boost fertility

Natural Approaches to Improve Fertility

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Jun 5, 2016

Balancing complementary and alternative medicine with Western Medicine When I decided to get pregnant as a Solo Mom, I was told by my reproductive endocrinologist that my chances of conception with my own eggs were infinitesimally small. Yet I believed that if anyone could beat the odds, it would be me. I was a firm…

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