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egg donor, donor egg, sperm donor, single mother by choice

My passion is helping women become mothers--no matter what it takes!

About Sarah

I’m Sarah Kowalski, Single Mom by Choice, Fertility Doula, Life Coach and author for women who want to conceive a child even though it may not be taking shape as they originally planned either because of the lack of a partner or fertility issues.

I am a go to guide for women who are contemplating single motherhood, having fertility issues or raising donor-conceived children. I inspire women to redefine what it means to be a mother so they can embrace their unique path to motherhood and get down to being a badass mama.

Much like a birth doula who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth, I am your guide, confidant, sounding board, mentor, emotional rock, and research partner as you navigate becoming and being a mother. 

Through my one on one coaching, support groups and inspiring and informative blog posts, I’m here to help you redefine what it means to be a mother so you cultivate the love, courage and tenacity it takes to conceive and raise a child by unconventional means.

When I’m not helping women navigate sperm or egg banks, Vacation IVF, or single motherhood, you can find me running interference between my toddler son and my two 70 pound dogs, cooking up a delectable stew in my kitchen, having impromptu dance parties with my son, or singing along to the radio.

Sarah Kowalski is a single mother by choice via sperm donation and egg donation

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How I Got Here

My journey to motherhood was nothing what I envisioned as a little girl. I assumed I’d have a partner and many genetically related children. But with no partner in sight in my early 40’s, I made the decision to become a Single Mom by Choice, only to learn that I would need to use an egg donor in order to conceive.

I agonized about using an egg donor to conceive my child as a single mom. But now that my son is born, I realize it was the best decision I ever made.

In order to get here I’ve had to reimagine what I thought it meant to be a mother. And, it’s a mental shift I have to apply every day as I strive to raise my child as best I can. Every day, I’m surprised and amazed at what it takes and of what I am capable.

I’ve been able express my life long passion for health, in the broadest sense of the word, and issues facing women and children. It started as an undergraduate at UC Berkeley where I received a B.A. in Medical Anthropology and led me to law school at Santa Clara University to study women’s reproductive rights and bioethics.

I didn’t last long as a practicing attorney, but my passion for issues surrounding women’s bodies and reproduction has never ceased. For the past 10 years, I’ve immersed myself in mind/body practices becoming a Feldenkrais Practitioner, Qigong Instructor, and Life Coach.

My unique blend of training and experience brings me to where I’m at today—living and breathing new concepts of motherhood and traversing relatively uncharted territory of advanced reproductive technologies and unconventional family structures.

 

 

"My passion for issues surrounding women's bodies and reproduction has never ceased."

Sarah Kowalski, lawyer, life coach,

How I Can Help You

Have you dreamed of being a mother from a young age or just recently felt the urge to bring new life into this world? Maybe you are considering becoming a single mom by choice, or needing to use unconventional means to get pregnant such as IVF, egg donation or adoption. Regardless, you may be finding that your current options are not matching up with what you always envisioned about how you would become a mother.  It may be causing disappointment, doubt and overwhelm.  

I know firsthand the challenges of choosing single motherhood, conceiving with donors and now single motherhood.

I use both my personal experience as a Single Mom by Choice, my 8 years of coaching expertise, my extensive training in Qigong and other mind/body modalities and my background as a lawyer to help women to cultivate the love, courage and tenacity it takes to conceive and raise a child through unconventional means.

I can support you through the various emotions, the overwhelming amount of information and options. I’m your sounding board, research assistant, emotional rock and your go to for logistics and problem solving.

Book an appointment or a FREE 15 minute consultation.  Together we can rethink your concepts of what’s possible so that you can become the mother you yearn to be.

Ready to Start?

Contact me now to take action towards your journey.

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Do I Wish I Had Frozen My Eggs?

July 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

I feel at the same time, very cynical about companies paying their employees money to freeze their eggs so they can put off starting a family and thrilled that this technology is available to provide more opportunities for women. I was one of those women who after putting my career first, just couldn’t seem to…

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Press Release: Motherhood Reimagined Memoir

June 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

A story of personal triumph, unconditional love and the lengths one will go to experience motherhood At the age of thirty-nine, Sarah Kowalski began to realize time was running out of time to have a baby. After grappling with what it meant to have a baby alone, she eventually realized that she’d always wanted a…

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Break the Decision-Making Spiral

May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Decision-making is stressful—from the small, seemingly insignificant decisions to the big ones, such as do I want to have a baby alone, or am I ready to use an egg donor or adopt? As a Single Mom, when your child comes along, you are forced to make all parenting decisions alone, such as who to…

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My Infertility Story — How I Got The Baby I Was Meant To Have

April 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s National Infertility Awareness Week. Here’s my infertility story and how I became a mother via egg donation.  #NIAW #ListenUp Throughout my life I was led to believe it was no big deal to conceive a baby in my forties. Back then, when people asked me (as they so often do ask women in their…

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Single, 42 and Infertile But I Still Gave Birth To My Baby

March 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

As a child, I was obsessed with babies. If anyone asked me if I wanted kids when I grew up, I would exuberantly respond that I wanted eleven babies (I know, right? Eleven??). I distinctly remember stalking a pregnant mother in my neighborhood, asking if I could care for her child once it was born.…

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How Being A Single Mom Makes You Better At Dating

February 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Being a Single Mom can be lonely at times and make you yearn for a partner. To make matters worse dating as a Single Mom can feel like an uphill batter against an endless shortage of time, money and energy. My son is still young, and I can barely fathom dating. And, yet, I see…

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Teaching Love Through Imitation

January 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

When I proactively chose to become a Solo Mom, I knew parenting would become my spiritual practice. We know that children learn more from imitation than from what we actually tell them.

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My 2017 Promises to YOU!

January 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

This year, my hope is that you will learn everything I know about becoming a single mom by choice, fertility issues, and using a sperm donor and egg donor to conceive. But even more, I hope it inspires you to take whatever path to motherhood (or not) that feels right. As you may know, my…

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Infertility Made Me Stronger

November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Infertility made me stronger–it’s true.  When I first learned I was infertile I would have never guessed that it would fundamentally change me for the better. After several years of hemming and hawing, I had only just come to terms with having a baby solo.  I didn’t have a partner yet, so it was time…

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How the Donor Origins Conversation Is Really Going With My Son — I Never Expected This!

October 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

When I decided to use donor sperm and egg to conceive my child, I never anticipated the way in which the donor origins conversation would played out with my son. I did my research about how to talk to my child about his donor origins. I wasn’t nervous or anxious about broaching the topic with…

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