You do not have to go through this decision-making process by yourself. So many of our members tell us that they wish they had joined SMC earlier.
Trying to Conceive (TTC) or Adopt can be a stressful time. There are so many potential ups and downs in the process.
When you become pregnant as a single woman, it can feel like a great accomplishment. It can also feel a bit lonely at times.
You may be a single parent but you don’t need to parent alone. No one can know what it’s like to be the sole parent quite as well as another sole parent.
As a new parent, you try to prepare for everything by reading books, joining apps, searching blogs, and googling. But there is one thing no one can ever prepare you for and that’s the MOM GUILT! The constant worrying about making mistakes, leaving your child, and trying to get everything right. It’s usually unnecessary, unhelpful,…
SMCs With Twins
When I first began my journey towards becoming a mother, a visit with an infertility counselor was mandatory. It was a mostly predictable conversation for me where I was asked what I would do to cope with parenthood, the stress of treatments, and the potential that the treatments might not work, but then the counselor…
Jane Mattes, the founder of Single Mothers by Choice, shares her wisdom. A Donor Conception Conversations Podcast.
“Jane Mattes: Therapist, single mother by choice and the founder of Single Mothers by Choice. For over 40 years, Jane’s on-line and in-person groups have been providing a welcoming community for single women around the world who are considering single motherhood, pursuing single motherhood or are actively parenting. Jane Mattes is an icon and a warm and thoughtful person and I am so glad to have her on the show.”
“I used to think that becoming an SMC was my plan B, but it was the best decision I ever made. My son is my pride and joy. I can't imagine life without him. I am thankful that I had support along the way through the SMC community. I no longer consider it my plan B.”