This feature is part of ELLE's 'Modern Motherhood Series' - exploring the shifting role of 'mother' in society and the women choosing to do things differently. Three years ago, Genevieve Roberts was on holiday in Sri Lanka. Until this trip, the promise of exploring a new country magically fixed any twinges of discontentment in her life. Was she having a mid-life crisis?
Conceiving solo? You're not alone
Why I Became A Single Mum Using A Sperm Donor Aged 37
It was either being in love or this route. The year-old is in a growing pool of single women opting to have children on their own. Latest figures show the number of women attempting to start a family without a father has soared by a third in two years: 1, women registered to have fertility treatment without a partner in — up from in So why are these numbers increasing? Others cite a growing awareness as women speak proudly about their own fertility choices.
Meet The Women Having Kids On Their Own – With The Help Of Sperm Donors
You might need donor sperm to help you start a family for a number of reasons including being: a man with very low sperm count or no sperm, a female same-sex couple or, a single woman. They offer advice to patients on what to consider when choosing a fertility clinic including: effective treatment, compassionate staff, clear pricing, seamless administrative processes and, exceptional emotional support. Fertility clinics and sperm banks licensed by the HFEA have to screen the donor sperm they use, including known donor sperm, to ensure it is safe. Screening is for: infections, such as Chlamydia, Syphilis, Hepatitis, Gonorrhoea and HIV, and certain genetic disorders, and gives you peace of mind. Sperm donated outside of a licensed fertility clinic will not have been screened for infections and inheritable diseases.
More and more women are taking their fertility and parenthood into their own hands. According to Dr. One artificial insemination method is called ICI intracervical insemination , in which sperm is inserted into the cervix. But is it the best method? Nope…a disposable syringe is the recommended way to go.