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Motherhood Reimagined: A Conversation About Fertility and Single Motherhood with Sarah Kowalski

The choice to have a baby on your own — either with a known sperm donor or one found through a sperm bank, is starting to become less taboo as more women tell their stories openly and publicly. Recently, the New York Times published an opinion piece entitled “Single at 38? Have that Baby!” by Emma Brockes, a journalist and author of the new book An Excellent Choice: Panic and Joy on my Solo Path to Motherhood. “It takes a certain amount of courage to have a baby alone, and the relief of reaching the other side has never worn off,” she writes. “Being a single parent pushes you outward. I lean on my neighbors to a degree I never would have in a two parent unit; my friends are family in deeper ways than they might otherwise have been. I have finally learned, at the age of 42, to ask for help.”

“I think it’s important not to think of it as a Plan B,” says Kowalski. “I want to think of it as an amazing model of how to have a kid.”

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