SERVICES - Single Moms by Choice, Infertility and Egg Donors

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Individual and Group Coaching Services


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Online Courses and Support

Full service programs designed to educate you about options but also dive deep into the emotional aspects with lessons, exercises and worksheets for you to complete. Regular group calls to discuss the material, get support and learn mind/body techniques to help you cultivate clarity.

Support Groups

Join a community of like-minded women as we connect regularly to share our journeys, cultivate support and learn how to stay calm and grounded.  Most of these groups occur online to serve women all across the world, but some in-person groups may be formed in the Bay Area from time to time.

One On One Coaching

For those wanting individualized attention and support or those who can't wait for the next group session to begin. Using the Embodied Clarity Approach, I'll design a program to help you navigate your next moves, feeling at peace, well-educated about options and ready to move forward.
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Thinking and Trying

New Classes Starting Soon

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Thinking and Trying

Considering Single Motherhood? Move From Indecision to Clarity, Get Education and Resources, Process Emotional Concerns and Fears
  • Course 3 Month Intensive Course and Coaching Support Online

    Beta Version Starts March 7th 2018

Changing Course

Reevaluating Paths To Pregnancy When It's Not Working
  • 6 Week Individual Coaching Program (start anytime)

Egg Donor Support Group

3 Month Online Support Group Connect with other mothers, share resources, process difficult emotions.      

A Sneak Peak at What's Coming Soon....

Solo Pregnancy Support Group

  • 3 month Support Group with weekly calls
  • Get paired with fellow single mom
  • Private Online Community

Single Mom Childbirth Education Classes

Pregnant and Single and dreading a child birth education class filled with couples? My colleague Rebecca and I are thrilled to offer a class geared specifically for single moms. Class is offered as either an 8- week or intensive weekend. Next course is live in Oakland, CA March 17th and 18th. Online courses coming soon.

New Mom Support Group

Coming Soon: 3 month Online or In person Support Group  
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Course Details

Contemplating Single Motherhood: Embodied Clarity Approach


  • Have you dreamed of being a mother from a young age or just recently felt the urge to bring new life into this world?
  • Are scared to give up on a partner and do it alone?
  • Are you wondering if you want to pursue being a single mother via sperm donation?
  • Or maybe you've made the choice to do it alone, but you're feeling overwhelmed by choices and concerns.
When trying to decide whether to become a single mom or not, or even when starting to move forward, it’s easy to keep flipping between conviction and an endless stream of doubts and concerns. One moment you might feel clear and steadfast in your decision and the next moment you might find yourself ruminating and spinning with indecision, doubts and fears.  

What if you could short cut the process by: 

1) Getting a jump start on the necessary research

2)  Processing your fears and concerns with a group of like-minded women and

3) Tapping into your clarity so you can move forward quickly?

This comprehensive course combines self-study, and group support all using the Embodied Clarity Approach to help you move from indecision, doubt and anxiety to greater clarity and confidence.
You'll get everything you need to confidently make the right choice for you as well as feel supported as you begin the journey.
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What's Next? When Getting Pregnant Isn't Going As Planned

4 Private Session Package with 60 Days Email Support

When your doctor first mentions the of use donor eggs or adoption, it can be devastating. I know I shut down, unwilling to listen to her advice. Letting go of a genetic link to your child can feel catastrophic.  Not only do you need to mourn the lack of genetic connection, but you need to understand and process your options.
It can be hard to find someone who truly understands what you are going through and even harder to face into the painful emotions in order to consider options.
I'm here as your confidant and emotional support -- a non-judgemental listener. But I'm also short cut the information gathering process. In our sessions we will focus on:
  • Understand your emotional hooks: what does giving up on a genetic connection mean to you? How can you release that to move forward?
  • When to give up on using my own eggs and when to move on.
  • Options for egg donation: fresh or frozen eggs, vs embryo adoption etc
  • Options for adoption and fostering
What you get:
  • Emotional support and guidance as you address your emotional landscape
  • Mind/body tools to help you through the big emotions
  • Information: an overview of options
  • Research assistant: I’ve researched most of the topics and can jumpstart your information gathering, but when I can’t I’ll jump in with you to find the information you need.
  • Sounding board to process the options. Sick of trying to process your options and emotions with friends, partner or family. Does it feel like no one really gets it? I’m here to listen, inform, play devil’s advocate and mirror back what I hear.  I’ve been through it and dove deep into both the research and the grief so I can guide you through it.
Egg Donor Support Group
3 Month Online Support Group
Are you contemplating whether to use Donor Eggs to get pregnant? Are you raising a egg donor conceived child?  Would you like to connect to other mothers with the same experience?
Letting go of a genetic link to your child can feel devastating.  There are many emotions to digest and process that can make it difficult to move forward.  It's normal to be upset and mad at your body for not working as intended to make a baby. It's normal to worry about bonding with a baby that has no genetic connection to you. And, it's responsible to contemplate your child's experience as donor conceived so that you can do everything possible to normalize the situation and help them process their feelings as well.
Solo Pregnancy Support Group
Solo Pregnancy Support Group: You made it this far—you’re pregnant and have shown how capable and strong you are. Yet, you are feeling vulnerable and overwhelmed by choices, options, and possibly even anxiety. You know you can do this but it would be so much nicer to have a group of women who were on this journey with you to share concerns, swap resources, and just be emotionally held and supported by others who understand. Join an intimate group of women with due dates within the same three months. Bi-monthly calls: A forum to ask questions, share concerns and victories, and simply be together.
  • Each call will begin and end with a mind/body technique for staying centered and grounded during your pregnancy as well as fostering mobility throughout pregnancy.
  • A check in
  • Coaching or sharing for anyone who needs extra attention
  • A Check out.
Pregnancy Partner: Going through pregnancy without a partner leaves many women missing a point person to share the concerns, excitements, resources and decisions. Get paired with another pregnant woman.  When possible women will be paired by due dates or geographic location? Childbirth Preparation Class Add On: Dreading childbirth classes with a bunch of couples? Continue the love and support you’ve fostered during your pregnancy support group with an 8 week child birth preparation class tailored towards single moms. It's ok to come to this class alone or invite one or more support people.  I'll do my best to let you know which classes lend themselves more to having a support person with you. Get Updates
Single Mom Childbirth Education Class
Weekend Intensive Childbirth Education Class Child Birth Education Classes geared towards single moms and unconventional family structures.   Our goal: To provide unbiased, evidence-based information to guide you in choosing your options while empowering you to make informed decisions and advocate for the birth you want. We will share a full range of what you can expect physically and emotionally so you can set yourself up to have the most positive experience possible. We will guide you to set a clear intention for your birth while also helping you remain flexible and open to other scenarios so you can feel empowered and positive about your birth experience and all of your choices along the way.
Mothering Reimagined
Coming Soon: Being a mother constantly challenges us.  Nothing is what you expected, nor are you in the process. Together we can:
  • Leverage a lack of time to make you super grounded
  • Dating Reimagined
  • Juggling it all like a bada$$
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Contemplating Single Motherhood
Do you desperately wish to be a mother but you haven't yet found a partner.  You keep going over options in your head but you aren't certain you will be able to pull off being a mother alone.  You wonder whether you should continue trying to date for a bit longer.  You have no idea how to get pregnant alone and the options are making your head spin.  Contact me to systematically work through your options, process emotions, and make a plan. Read More
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?
Legal & Emotional Considerations of a Known Donor

Explore the legal and emotional considerations with your chosen donor.  Be prepared before you visit an attorney.

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Reimagining Motherhood

How can you leverage the benefits of being a single mom to reimagine how you show up as a mother. Being a mother challenges us every day and can cause women to question themselves.

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The Choice Mama Baby Project
Getting pregnant as a single mom by choice can be confusing and overwhelming. Frozen sperm, timing inseminations, IUI's vs. ICI, vs IVF--it's mind boggling.  Imagine having a sounding board, research partner, and emotional support as you navigate this road. That's me.  Contact me for individual coaching to help you make your dreams a reality.  Read More
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Donor Eggs, Embryo Adoption Logistics & Options

Need to use an egg donor to get pregnant.  The options are numerous: Frozen eggs, embryo adoption, going abroad, egg donor agencies etc.

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Mindfulness and Somatic Practices

Boost fertility, stay sane, be the most grounded mother you can be.

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Choosing a Sperm Bank and Donor
Did you know that sperm banks are completely unregulated? The policies at the different clinics vary tremendously.  Learn about policies.  Then get clear about your own priorities in a donor so you can narrow down your choice more easily. I can coach you to understand what's important to you.  Book Now
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Egg Donation: Emotions and Loss

If you've been told you need to use an egg donor, there may be many emotions surfacing, much to mourn.  I can help you process it all.

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Vacation IVF & Donor Eggs Abroad

 Assess whether you want to travel abroad for fertility treatments.

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By | December 10, 2020

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By | June 28, 2020

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By | May 10, 2020

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Child Birth Planning Considerations for Pregnant Single Moms

By | December 19, 2019

Birth Prep for Solo Pregnant Mamas   Have you been thinking about the day you will give birth? I’m sure it’s mixed with excitement and trepidation. Being a single mom about to give birth isn’t easy. But you are strong and will make it through. Yet, there are some things to consider when you are…

Coping With Hope And Despair When TTC

By | August 1, 2019

When you are trying to conceive (TTC) it’s hard to manage the constant cycle of hope and despair. You want to stay positive while trying but then it’s crushing when you get a negative. It’s easy to get deflated, lose energy to keep going or simply feel tender and hurt. The ups and downs are…

Mindset Shifts–How To Make Difficult Choices (Like Becoming A Single Mom) Feel Positive

By | July 30, 2019

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Single Mama Bear Takes on Father’s Day (Part 2)

By Joanna James | July 16, 2019

After my blog post about Father’s Day here in Mexico, many of you have asked how it went. In case you missed the first blog post my son’s school was originally planning to combine a Father’s Day activity with an invitation for the firefighters to come to our school for a water fight. Aiden initially refused…

Single Mama Bear Takes on Father’s Day

By | June 7, 2019

Recently, I’ve been noticing that my 5-year-old son is going through a new phase in his processing that we are a mom-and-kid family—there is no dad in the picture since I used a sperm donor (often referred to as a single mom by choice). I know he’s processing because I’ve been getting reports from school…

How These Single Moms Coped with Postpartum Depression

By | 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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