Motherhood Reimagined Coaching Services

Coming this Fall: Intimate 3- month coaching program for a select group of women

I remember back when I was trying to decide whether to become a single mom by choice, feeling so completely overwhelmed and totally lost. I was beating myself up for not being able to find a partner and for waiting so long to have a baby.

“Do women really have babies on their own by choice? Are there other ways to have a baby than just within the conventional model of partnership?” I wondered to myself.

It was a really unsettling time. My mind was spinning with options, regrets and fears. I really needed a mentor to walk me through the idea that in some ways its simpler to raise a child alone, and that by bringing a child into the world alone, I would not remain single forever or do damage to my child. I also needed a guide to help with an overwhelming amount of information, options and logistics to sort through.

Looking back, if I'd had someone who had walked this path before me and understood the decisions I faced and the emotional wrangling that comes with reimagining motherhood, I would have saved myself so much time and heartache.

Today? I’d love to be that guide for you.

I want to invite you to join me and a group of women on a three-month journey together. Together we will walk through all of the information and logistics around getting pregnant on your own and meet weekly online to process the information and emotions. By the end, you will have rewritten your narrative about motherhood, and feel confident and ready to open to new possibilities and take action.

If you are ready to stop spinning, and gain clarity and peace of mind, I’m here, I get it, and I’m ready to help.

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One on One Coaching Services

Contemplating Single Motherhood
Do you desperately wish to be a mother but you haven't yet found a partner.  You keep going over options in your head but you aren't certain you will be able to pull off being a mother alone.  You wonder whether you should continue trying to date for a bit longer.  You have no idea how to get pregnant alone and the options are making your head spin.  Contact me to systematically work through your options, process emotions, and make a plan. Read More
What are the legal and emotional implications of using a known sperm or egg donor? What are the risks of using my friend to be my sperm donor?
Legal & Emotional Considerations of a Known Donor

Explore the legal and emotional considerations with your chosen donor.  Be prepared before you visit an attorney.

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how can single moms and baby be the best mother. Reimagine what's possible as a mother
Reimagining Motherhood

How can you leverage the benefits of being a single mom to reimagine how you show up as a mother. Being a mother challenges us every day and can cause women to question themselves.

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The Choice Mama Baby Project
Getting pregnant as a single mom by choice can be confusing and overwhelming. Frozen sperm, timing inseminations, IUI's vs. ICI, vs IVF--it's mind boggling.  Imagine having a sounding board, research partner, and emotional support as you navigate this road. That's me.  Contact me for individual coaching to help you make your dreams a reality.  Read More
egg donor and egg donation options. Your own eggs aren't working. Pros and cons of fressh vs frozen donor eggs
Donor Eggs, Embryo Adoption Logistics & Options

Need to use an egg donor to get pregnant.  The options are numerous: Frozen eggs, embryo adoption, going abroad, egg donor agencies etc.

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Single Mom uses mindfulness, presence and somatic practices, Qigong and Feldenkrais to stay grounded and happy
Mindfulness and Somatic Practices

Boost fertility, stay sane, be the most grounded mother you can be.

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Choosing a Sperm Bank and Donor
Did you know that sperm banks are completely unregulated? The policies at the different clinics vary tremendously.  Learn about policies.  Then get clear about your own priorities in a donor so you can narrow down your choice more easily. I can coach you to understand what's important to you.  Book Now
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Egg Donation: Emotions and Loss

If you've been told you need to use an egg donor, there may be many emotions surfacing, much to mourn.  I can help you process it all.

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Vacation IVF & Donor Eggs Abroad

 Assess whether you want to travel abroad for fertility treatments.

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Family Building and Fertility Doula Coaching

Contemplating Single Motherhood
Have you dreamed of being a mother from a young age or just recently felt the urge to bring new life into this world?  Are scared to give up on a partner and do it alone. This is not how you envisioned becoming a mother.  There are many considerations before you take the leap from financial, emotional, logistical, spiritual. Together we will :
  • Explore your concerns, limiting beliefs, and assumptions.
  • Think outside the box for ways to make single motherhood feel doable and even easy
  • Plan concrete steps for moving forward
  • Process emotional concerns about not having a partner
  • Make a plan for how to get pregnant
  • Discuss sperm donor selection

Includes:

  • Checklist of considerations for preparedness
  • Overview of how to find sperm donors, assess fertility etc

The Choice Mama Baby Project

Getting pregnant as a single mom by choice can be daunting and isolating. There are so many decisions that it's powerful to have a confident and guide to help you through.

I can give you an overview of relevant fertility tests, options for inseminations such as at home or timed at the doctor's office.

If you don't get pregnant right away, it can  be hard to know when to move onto other options.  Together we can discuss the emotional aspects and set practical limits.

I can help you:

  • Understand what tests you need from OB/GYN or RE
  • Sperm donor selection
  • Overview fertility options so you are less overwhelmed when discussing with doctors
  • Ideas for improving fertility
  • Mind/Body practices for stress relief and emotional ups and downs

Simply put, I can provide a comprehensive support for every aspect of getting pregnant alone.

single woman looking at pregnancy test results alone
Choosing a Sperm Bank and Sperm Donor
You've decided to pursue motherhood without a partner.  Now it's time to find a sperm bank and sperm donor.  But how do you choose?
Together we can:
  • Discuss various sperm bank policies
  • Clarify your decision making criteria
  • Understand Unknown vs. Identity Release Donors
  • Review which banks have pictures, audio, college grads etc
Includes:
Sperm Bank Cheat sheet
Decision Making Excel Template
Legal and Emotional Considerations for Known Donor
Are you thinking about using a known donor?  Or maybe you have a known donor but you want to make sure you are on the same page  before paying a lawyer.
Together we can:
  • Discuss how to approach potential donors
  • Consider the emotional and legal factors
  • Discuss the relevant terms to consider before you pay for expensive legal fees
  • Arrive at your attorney's office knowing how you want to structure your relationship with your donor
  • Explore how you and the donor relate to each other
Includes:
Checklist for discussion with donor
A summary of most important terms of relationship to give to attorney
Vacation IVF and Donor Egg Abroad
Fertility treatments and donor eggs are expensive. There are many countries that offer drastically cheaper options. It's not for everyone.
 
Together we can:
  • Learn about the advantages and drawbacks
  • Understand what you are giving up by going abroad
  • Assess whether you are a good candidate
  • Review various country policies and clinic options
Includes:
Questions for Readiness Checklist

Information about various clinics abroad

Help navigating the process abroad

 

Eggs, Eggs, Eggs

Considering Egg Donation: Emotional Process
It's time to consider egg donation.  At first, letting go of a genetic link to your child can feel devastating.  There are many emotions to digest and process.
I know firsthand, the struggle to move onto egg donation.  But it is firmly my belief that once your baby is born, you won't be able to imagine a more perfect being.
Together we can:
  • Get clear about what being a mother means to you
  • Reimagine a new model of motherhood
  • Mourn the loss of a genetic link
  • Look at the role of epigenetics on your baby
 
Egg Donor, Embryo Adoptions Options & Logisitics
If you are considering egg donation there are many choices and considerations depending on your time and budget.  Fresh vs. Frozen, Known vs. Unknown, U.S. Clinic or going abroad. Together we can:
  • Explore the options, success rates, pricing
  • Clarify priorities
  • Research and choose clinics and donors
 

Mothering Reimagined

Mothering Reimagined
Being a mother constantly challenges us.  Nothing is what you expected, nor are you in the process. Together we can:
  • Leverage a lack of time to make you super grounded
  • Dating Reimagined
  • Juggling it all like a bada$$
Embodied Clarity Coaching: Mindfulness and Somatic Practices
Through my Embodied Clarity approach, learn practical strategies for staying calm, grounded and clear.  I combine my background as a Feldenkrais Practitioner and Qigong instructor.

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Join a community of like minded women for discussions about single motherhood, fertility, egg donation, vacation IVF in a closed Facebook group so only people in the group can see your posts.

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What Other Are Saying

"Sarah stands as a woman of grace and true warriorship.  She has walked the path and offers wise, kind service to other women just venturing or needing a hand on their way. Her intelligence matches her compassion, a mixture of grace and clarity that can midwife women to their true calling!"

 

 

Sarah is a fantastic resource! I've been considering having a child on my own, as a single mom, for some time now, and Sarah is offering a much-needed service to help guide women through this process. There are so many choices involved in this journey, from the medical options, to how to set your life up to care for a child, to the emotional issues.  Sarah is a treasure trove of information.

It's really wonderful to have a knowledgeable, kind, supportive person like Sarah, with personal experience going through this process, as a coach and guide.

 

 

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Press Release: Motherhood Reimagined Memoir

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | 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…

Break the Decision-Making Spiral

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | 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…

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

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | 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…

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

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | 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.…

How Being A Single Mom Makes You Better At Dating

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | 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…

Teaching Love Through Imitation

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | 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.

My 2017 Promises to YOU!

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | 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…

Infertility Made Me Stronger

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | 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…

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

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | 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…

How Did I Choose My Sperm Donor

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | October 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

How did I choose my sperm donor in a way that uniquely matched my personality and priorities.

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