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Sperm – Chosing to become a Mum, alone

6 posts in category Sperm

Appointment 1 of ? …

So the day has finally arrived. The day I actually go and speak to a real life breathing professional about my next steps. I am still 115% convinced that I am going to rock up and someone is going to laugh hysterically and declare, 'NOT YOU,' ... 'you've got to be kidding me. You are too old / childish / scruffy / cake loving / single to have this procedure. You are categorically not allowed to even try this. No way Jose.' So in preparation for this appointment I was going to get prepared. I ...

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Out of my depth …

I am sat sniffling through a cold, doing my homework. It has become clear to me that I am pretty out of my depth in the fertility field. Every time I think I am turning a corner with knowing the lay of the land, I come across something else to look into or make a decision about or note down to ask at the clinic. Did you know sperm and semen are not the same thing??? This blew my tiny mind. I have, for 37 years, thought that there were the same things. I thought for everything I didn't know I ...

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First appointment …

So as I have said before, I am using a brand new clinic for my treatment. Mainly because my friends work there and I like the thought of going somewhere where I will know a friendly face or two. Also it is not like the team there are all newly qualified and are finding their way ... it is essentially a team of skilled professionals setting up in a shiny new premises. It is all above board, I have checked! Anyway because it is a new team in a new building, I have had to wait a few months ...

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Friends in brilliant places …

You know when something is going on in your life and suddenly things you hadn't really noticed before become like flashing neon signs ... like when you fancy someone and suddenly every song was written for you, you are on a diet and all adverts are for burgers and chips or when you have no money and The Perfect Pair of Boots keep coming up as featured ads? My life has become like that, but in an area I literally know nothing about (i.e. fertility treatments) I have two friends who work in ...

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Add to Basket …

So having taken advise and looked into it thoroughly, for various reasons I have decided that I am going I am going to get my sperm from a Danish bank. 'Going to get my sperm' ... sentences I never thought I would say! It is also totally hilarious to me how clinical it all is. Such sexy chat. Anyway, who wouldn't want a Viking baby? Denmark is consistently rated the happiest nation in the world, they live their life in a state of hygge (something I have unknowingly abided by all my life ... ...

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Money, Money, Money …

As a woman, when you think about having a baby, you also think about the maternity leave that comes with it. Three months of sitting in your puke covered pj’s having no idea what time it is, sleeping whenever you can and trying to keep a baby alive (of course there is also the crying – yours, parts of your body falling apart, bleeding nipples- I know!) Then 6 to 9 months of hanging out in the sun, meeting up for coffee with other mothers, trying to get through the day when you were at the ...

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