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Old Jan 14th, 2018, 13:31 PM   1641
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Any solo mummies (or daddies) to be currently TTC via assisted conception? Wonder if we can form a solo parent-to-be thread. There are plenty of lesbian support threads, or IVF support threads - but struggling to find a group for the single parents currently planning to conceive
I am!! Starting my second round of IUI process!! Best of luck to you!

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Old Jan 14th, 2018, 13:32 PM   1642
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Hi there can I have some advice regarding fertility plz? I have been trying for a baby for 3 years. Recently single so I don’t fit the criteria anymore to see nhs fertility. Should I go private and check I can have a baby in the future? Can they see single ladies? I’m guessing so ? Anyone know how I would go about this plz? In desperate for a baby. I’m single but I want to know if I have a problem or not? My friend recommended a sperm bank / donor. I don’t think I want to go down that road but has anyone got any stories or advice? What would you tell your kids growing up? If you do use a sperm donor ? Thankyou xx also how much dues it cost? My friend said 8 grand...



 
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Old Jan 15th, 2018, 14:02 PM   1643
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Hi there can I have some advice regarding fertility plz? I have been trying for a baby for 3 years. Recently single so I don’t fit the criteria anymore to see nhs fertility. Should I go private and check I can have a baby in the future? Can they see single ladies? I’m guessing so ? Anyone know how I would go about this plz? In desperate for a baby. I’m single but I want to know if I have a problem or not? My friend recommended a sperm bank / donor. I don’t think I want to go down that road but has anyone got any stories or advice? What would you tell your kids growing up? If you do use a sperm donor ? Thankyou xx also how much dues it cost? My friend said 8 grand...
Hello Callumsmummy. I'm sorry that your relationship has broken down, it can't be easy if you've started your journey with someone else but now need to find another way to finish it.

The first thing I would say is that you may still be able to get help through the NHS, it really depends on your hospital trust. I'm in Scotland, which I know is quite different from England in the way we run our NHS but up here I called a clinic and asked the clinic manager directly if they treated single women and what I needed to do for a referral. The answer was yes and I just needed my GP to refer me, which he was happy to do. My clinic accepted private and NHS patients and although I could apply for funding for the actual donations I decided to self fund (as I was financially able), that said I only needed to pay for the sperm and donor's expenses, any tests and appointments were fully covered by the NHS.

I couldn't tell you how much it might cost you but I'd be very surprised if you couldn't have your possible fertility issues investigated and diagnosed at this stage anyway. How you then proceed would be up to you and fully depends if you'd wan't to be a solo parent, not a decision to take lightly.

My son is now 7 and knows exactly how he was conceived and why I chose my route to parenthood.



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Old Jan 21st, 2018, 19:51 PM   1644
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Thankyou so much for replying. It means a lot thankyou . Xx

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Hi there can I have some advice regarding fertility plz? I have been trying for a baby for 3 years. Recently single so I donít fit the criteria anymore to see nhs fertility. Should I go private and check I can have a baby in the future? Can they see single ladies? Iím guessing so ? Anyone know how I would go about this plz? In desperate for a baby. Iím single but I want to know if I have a problem or not? My friend recommended a sperm bank / donor. I donít think I want to go down that road but has anyone got any stories or advice? What would you tell your kids growing up? If you do use a sperm donor ? Thankyou xx also how much dues it cost? My friend said 8 grand...
Hello Callumsmummy. I'm sorry that your relationship has broken down, it can't be easy if you've started your journey with someone else but now need to find another way to finish it.

The first thing I would say is that you may still be able to get help through the NHS, it really depends on your hospital trust. I'm in Scotland, which I know is quite different from England in the way we run our NHS but up here I called a clinic and asked the clinic manager directly if they treated single women and what I needed to do for a referral. The answer was yes and I just needed my GP to refer me, which he was happy to do. My clinic accepted private and NHS patients and although I could apply for funding for the actual donations I decided to self fund (as I was financially able), that said I only needed to pay for the sperm and donor's expenses, any tests and appointments were fully covered by the NHS.

I couldn't tell you how much it might cost you but I'd be very surprised if you couldn't have your possible fertility issues investigated and diagnosed at this stage anyway. How you then proceed would be up to you and fully depends if you'd wan't to be a solo parent, not a decision to take lightly.

My son is now 7 and knows exactly how he was conceived and why I chose my route to parenthood.



 
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Old Feb 7th, 2018, 17:23 PM   1645
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Hey everyone!! Been a few months since I have been on here! Just popping in to check in on everyone and make sure everyone is well xxxx

My beautiful baby girl arrived on the 19th January at 9.55pm after 50ish minutes of labour; she ended up getting evicted a week early due to last minute complications that came up with me, and we've already had 3 trips to hospital since - but otherwise we are doing well. I love being a Mum, and I never knew I was capable of so much love that's for sure. She was 51cm long, and weight 7lb5oz.



 
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Old Feb 8th, 2018, 07:33 AM   1646
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Hey everyone!! Been a few months since I have been on here! Just popping in to check in on everyone and make sure everyone is well xxxx

My beautiful baby girl arrived on the 19th January at 9.55pm after 50ish minutes of labour; she ended up getting evicted a week early due to last minute complications that came up with me, and we've already had 3 trips to hospital since - but otherwise we are doing well. I love being a Mum, and I never knew I was capable of so much love that's for sure. She was 51cm long, and weight 7lb5oz.
Oh KN, I am sooooooo unbelievably delighted for you!!! I'm grinning from ear to ear to hear about your fabulous family. I can't help but think back to your first posts as you started your journey and now here you are having got to the end of one long road and starting out on the next
Your news has really made my week. All I can say now is get a sleep whenever you can, if anyone offers to give you a hand say 'yes please, you can wash my dishes/put a washing on/make me some dinner/hold my beautiful daughter while I go for a sleep/have a shower/eat...'
At my anti natal classes the midwife made a point of saying to us that if they of the health visitors visited and found an immaculately clean house and an exhaust and frazzled mum they'd be more worried than if they come in and saw an untidy house and mum and baby enjoying each other.
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