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Why I Chose Donor Egg IVF in Mexico

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Jan 12, 2018

Why I Chose Donor Egg IVF in Mexico I shut my computer screen and took a deep breath. After months of stress, I finally had a sense of calm. I had just watched a video of the doctor at a fertility clinic in Cancun, Mexico being interviewed about Donor Egg IVF in Mexico. While it…

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Gathering Support For A Newborn As A Single Mom

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Jan 10, 2018

It’s the moment you’ve been anticipating–the day you get to bring your baby home.  All your the time spent trying to get pregnant or adopt and become a mom is finally approaching–but you’re terrified about being at home as a single mom to a newborn. For any mom, coming home from the hospital can be…

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Choosing A Sperm Bank? Overview of Sperm Bank Policies

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Dec 4, 2017

When I was choosing my sperm donor, I naively assumed that the sperm bank policies would be roughly the same across all banks. I got a few recommendations about what sperm banks other people had used and chose the one that had the most useful information about the specific donors. I did not, however, spend…

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Scattered Seeds: In Search of Family and Identity in the Sperm Donor Generation

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Sep 28, 2017

Your heart might stop a few times–then be warmed by the sweet connections.  One things for sure, you will be fascinated and better educated after reading Scattered Seeds: In Search of Family and Identity in the Sperm Donor Generation. Author, Jacqueline Mroz has done a wonderful job highlighting the issues with the lack of regulation…

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Do I Wish I Had Frozen My Eggs?

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Jul 31, 2017

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

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Jun 14, 2017

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

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | May 22, 2017

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

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Apr 23, 2017

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

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Mar 4, 2017

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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