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The Stork And I Mum Tribe Facebook Group
This group is a closed community for solo mums and people thinking about becoming a solo mum. It’s a place for discussion, recommendations and support. Everyone welcome with discussion focusing on thinking of starting the journey, trying to conceive as well as thriving as a solo mum.
The Stork and I Podcast
Free podcast exploring donor conception as a route to parenthood for single people with your host, Mel Johnson.
Thriving Solo Podcast
An exclusive subscription-only podcast about solo parenthood.
A collection of solo mum podcasts:
Fertility Help Hub Podcast / The Ribbon Box
Solo Motherhood – the Decision, the Fertility Treatment Process, the Pros and Cons of Being a Single Mother by Choice
The Fertility Podcast
Solo Motherhood – Travelling as a solo mum, choosing a sperm donor, the decision to have one or two children and tips for solo motherhood
Best of Both Worlds Podcast
Interview with Mel Johnson about her decision to embark on solo motherhood and the inspiration behind starting The Stork and I
The Trap Door Podcast
Interview with Sarah Camlett, solo mum of two, about sperm bank shopping, parenting with Alexa and asking for help
The Stork and I Downloadable Resources
Downloadable guides, workbooks and audio to help at every stage of solo motherhood
Cat Strawbridge – Finally Pregnant Meditation for pregnant solo mums
Specially created for Solo Mums, this 30 minute meditation will help you enjoy your pregnancy
Trying to conceive meditations with Alice Rose
Meditation and mindset shifts for women trying to conceive
A really useful insight into Genevieve’s journey to solo motherhood as well as interviews with many experts on the process
The Unexpected Joy of Being Single
A really great read to help embrace being single and understand that meeting a partner will not guarantee your happily ever after
The Comparison Cure
A useful guide for anyone who is comparing themselves to others, to reclaim themselves
Happy Together, a single mother by choice story, is a heartwarming book to help share the family building story with a young child. A story told through clear language and cheerful illustrations, readers will join Mommy bear on the journey to fulfill her greatest wish of becoming a parent. With help from a doctor and a donor, Mommy’s dream came true and a baby was welcomed with great joy!
Our Story – DCN
This delightful, beautifully illustrated book, aimed at children from 2-6yrs, explains in simple words and pictures how Mummy went to the clinic to get some help when she wanted to have a baby on her own.
Webinar with MyIVF Answers on solo motherhood
On demand video library on Thriving Solo, The Stork and I membership
Professor Nardo: Treatment for single women
I recorded this webinar with Professor Nardo from Reproductive Health Group. We covered fertility treatment options for single women. We also covered using donor sperm.
Access Fertility: IVF Refund Programmes
This webinar with Andy from Access Fertility is an overview of Access Fertility IVF Refund Programmes.
EuroCARE IVF Clinic: Getting fertility treatment in Cyprus
This webinar with Lyndsay from EuroCARE in Cyprus covers the process and experience of receiving fertility treatment abroad as a single woman.
Recommended Websites & Products
Solo mum, Lara Solomon is the founder of Hoopsy. Her goal is to provide sustainable healthcare products that help women and the planet. She wants to reduce the amount of plastic going into landfill from pregnancy tests and know that every test they sell means one less plastic test thrown in the bin.
This is a company I am hugely passionate about as it was started by a solo mum and also aligns heavily with my goals of making decisions to be kind to the environment.
If you are currently trying to conceive and using pregnancy tests, Hoopsy can be a great choice for you.
The Ribbon Box
Fertility experts tips, nutritional advice, helpful resources and discounts, emotional support and real life stories, collected together in one beautiful, optimistic space.
Lets Get Checked offers 3 female fertility tests that can be done from the comfort of your own home. If you enter STORK in the discount code section you will get 20% off.
Paths to Parenthub
A membership providing support and connection for donor conception, whether you are at the very beginning of your journey, or now parenting via donor conception.
Single women on the journey to solo motherhood can benefit from the support of a doula across a number of areas of their journey. Lorraine from Mama 2 Mama has created 3 packages exclusively available for The Stork and I community.
All Things Donor Conception
Advice, support and guidance for anyone seeking information on sperm, egg or embryo donation.
Donor Conceived Aotearoa
Support and education about donor conception to understand the needs and experiences of people conceived through egg, sperm and embryo donation, both in Aotearoa New Zealand and across the world.
Your IVF Abroad
Making fertility testing and treatment globally more transparent, affordable, accessible, safe, ethical and supported for more people.
Calm and clear your mind so your hopes and dreams take root and you can flourish and grow to your full potential.