5 Biggest Challenges of Being A Single Mother By Choice

In this video I am discussing the five biggest challenges of being a Single Mother by Choice, (or Choice Mom / Choice Mum).

These are the biggest challenges I face on an ongoing basis now that I have my child (for which I am incredibly grateful!)

These are also big challenges that present themselves in the process of becoming a Single Mother By Choice although I would say that there are few HUGE challenges that are unique to the conception journey which I will address in another video (or several videos!)

Just a few years ago I faced a difficult life circumstance where my thirteen year relationship had broken down, I was diagnosed with infertility and my dreams of having a family were rapidly fading away.

After much soul searching I made the courageous decision to have a child on my own. I consider myself to be incredibly fortunate to not only have been successful in that intention but also because I have been exquisitely supported on my journey.

I now work as a Fertility Coach and...

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I Want To Have A Baby But My Partner Doesn't (YouTube)

In this video I am talking about the reasons why "I want to have a baby but my partner doesn't want to".  So if you find yourself in this situation you're not alone!  It's actually fairly common for partners to be on different pages when it comes to having children. The question is what to do with it?  There are a couple of ways to look at it of course.  I'm going to take you through a few ways to consider this exact dilemma.....
 
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There Is No Gender Equality in Fertility

It’s true, times have changed.  However when we are talking about equality in terms of gender and in particular, women’s fertility, there is an abyss of inequality. 

The world has made tremendous strides over the last century in terms of women’s and girl’s access to education, personal safety, economic gain and meaningful work.  The expected life path for women and girls has expanded dramatically, reducing the gender gap in terms of education and finances. However in doing so have we have modelled our life expectations too closely on the trajectory of men’s, instead of advocating for the very real and necessary considerations of women’s bodies and women’s nature?

When a woman enters her late twenties / early thirties she begins to face a constant inquiry regarding her family and plans for her children.  Men may also field some queries around their plans on “settling down” but with far less emphasis than is...

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