I remember sitting in the waiting room of the Montreal Fertility Clinic and seeing this couple come out of the doctor's office with a huge smile, tears and exclamations. Pregnant! She was finally pregnant!
Single Mom By Choice – Part 5: Let’s In-Vitro!
It can cost up to 8500$ for one in vitro fertility procedure and that doesn't include the cost of sperm... wow. It's a big jump from the free insemination procedure that I had been undergoing, but on the other hand, there's a better chance of a return on my investment. Statistics wise, I'm paying over... Continue Reading →
Single Mom By Choice – Part 4: Try Again & Hope
By now, you know that my first trial with IUI (intrauterine insemination) was a fail. Bouncing back was actually quite easy because I didn't really have time to think about it. It's a good thing, but also a bad thing because you might not stop to ask questions. The "not pregnant" verdict usually falls on... Continue Reading →
Single Mom By Choice – Part 3: Sperm Banks & First Insemination
Not many people knew about my crazy baby-making decision, so I texted my despair to a friend who did know and her response was to knock at my door 2 hours later with a bottle of wine, ready to help me tackle those 149 profiles AGAIN! She was floored by the amount of detail that profiles provide...
Single Mom By Choice – Part 2: Getting Approved
So the decision was made! I could wait to meet the love of my life, but I couldn't wait to conceive a child... Hence, the child would just have to come before the man!
Single Mom By Choice – Part 1: The choice
Single mom by choice... as I scrolled down the list of choices for types of patient on the donor sperm bank website and selected those 4 words, "Single Mom By Choice", I could not help but internally scream BUT IT'S NOT MY CHOICE!
Don’t Stop Beleivin’
Everytime I hear that Journey song, I now think of Glee... man I love Glee! I was doing a little Glee research, discovering that they just won 3 Television Critics Association awards last night for Program of the year, outstanding new program, and the individual comedy award for Jane Lynch, who plays Sue Sylvester. Pretty... Continue Reading →