Solo mum

Let’s talk about solo mum guilt

You may have heard the term 'mum guilt'. Many mums describe feeling guilty about not doing enough as a parent. Not doing things right, or making decisions that may disadvantage your children in the long term. Working too much, not being financially secure enough,...

2 lessons that have helped me thrive as a solo mum

When I made the decision to pursue solo motherhood I realised that to thrive as a solo mum, I must wholeheartedly embrace this path. There was no room to question my decision, or to wish things were different. If I was going to do this, I needed to do it with 100%...

The rise of solo motherhood explained

Solo motherhood using donor conception is on the rise year on year. In 2017 according to the HFEA report, 2279 women underwent treatment without a male partner. Based on my experience as a social infertility coach, I would say that we will definitely see that this...

‘But you can’t have a baby…you’re single’

The fact that I am single and have been throughout the vast majority of my 30s plays heavy on my mind. It’s not the fact that I’m not in a relationship that distresses me, but what this means for my chances to have a baby. I've read the research that says your...

7 benefits of using a social infertility coach

When I was considering having a baby on my own, I'd never heard of the term Social Infertility. It's now used much more widely and describes the scenario of being unable to conceive a child naturally due to social circumstances (i.e being single) rather than a...

Advice I’d give my 35 year old self

At 35 I felt pretty consumed with anxiety about the very real possibility of missing out on motherhood. I was single and as a result it felt that with every passing day my chances of having a baby were slipping away. I really wanted to create my own little family,...

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