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Solo Mum Story: Mel Johnson

I've created a solo mum story page on The Stork and I website, to start sharing a collection of stories from women who have gone through the process of becoming a solo mum. I'm kicking it off with my own story.  Watch this space as I share others.   Personal...

How I made the decision between IVF and IUI

disclaimer: I am not a medical expert, so this is just my understanding from a personal point of view. Please seek professional medical advice before making a decision about your options. If you have decided to have a baby on your own, you'll need to decide which...

Advice on thriving as a solo mum

I am a solo mum to a 5 and a half month old and in that time I have picked up some do's and dont's that in my opinion will make your life easier and allow you to thrive. From my learnings so far I would give the following advice: Recognise that you're not in a...

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...

Why I pressed pause on finding a relationship

Me at 29 following the breakdown of a long term, relationship: ‘If I meet someone in the next year, date for a few years, then try for a baby, I could still have children before I’m 35.' Me at 34, still single: ‘If I meet someone in the next six months and date...

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