What do you do when you feel ready to have a baby, but your circumstances might not agree? You might not have found the person yet, or you are in a relationship, but your partner isn’t on the same page when it comes to family building. So, what do you do?
In today’s episode, we hear from Tania, who always wanted to be a mother, but found herself in her 30’s, single, and realizing she was running out of time. Tania decided she was done holding onto the traditional expectations she had for her life and made the choice to be a single parent. She discusses the challenges she faced in her love life, and how she eventually shifted her focus from dating to family building.
Like Tania, Jennifer Cruz found herself dating for the wrong reasons, trying to find a father for her child rather than someone she genuinely felt a connection with. Jennifer decided to follow her dream of becoming a mother and decided to pursue IUI, which successfully got her pregnant with her son.
Through their journeys, both Tania and Jennifer discovered a community of like-minded women called Single Mothers by Choice. In this episode, we learn about the journey of becoming a single parent by choice, the importance of having a community, and what it takes to run one.
Guests: Tania and Jennifer Cruz, members of Single Mothers by Choice
Host: Melissa Maldonado, Implementation Manager at Progyny
For more information, visit Progyny’s Podcast page and Single Mothers by Choice.
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