Donor conception

Why deciding to become a solo mum took me 5 years

When I was 29 I split up from my partner of 7 years. Not long after, I started doing the maths! Although it wasn't ideal and certainly wasn't my original timeline, (marriage at 30 and kids shortly after) I thought to myself, at least it will still be possible to...

Getting the most from your counselling session

The Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority (HFEA) provides a regulatory framework around assisted conception. As part of that, all clinics licensed by the HFEA are required to provide mandatory counselling for anyone using donor conception. This session...

How to not obsess over choosing a sperm donor

Since having my daughter as a solo mum, one of the most common questions I get asked is how the sperm donor process works, what I know about the donor and how I chose them. I thought I'd share the process I went through, to explain my thoughts and hopefully help...

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