Trying to avoid pregnancy and trying to navigate the system to end an unexpected or unwanted pregnancy is beyond anxiety-provoking—it is a mental health crisis. When abortion, birth control and sex education are stigmatized, they live in the shadows, and this becomes a source of even more psychological pain.Team Ovry | Wed, May 11, 22
Many single women don’t want to wait to find a partner before starting a family. They’re not letting relationships dictate their ability to become parents. A growing number of them are opting to have children on their own, whether that means seeking fertility treatments, sperm donors or another person committed to starting a family as single partners. Their journeys to parenthood may look a little different, but the outcome is the same. Here’s what four women had to say about why they decided to become single parents by choice.
In part two with Savannah Walsh, we explore postpartum care from the mom of 5 (soon to be 6!). Savannah didn’t set out to have so many children, but now can’t imagine her life without her small army of kids.
If you’re scrolling through social media right now, you might be dealing with an influx of baby announcements and sonograms. No, you’re not going crazy. It really is baby-making season.
We are beyond grateful that our community trusts us to share their personal stories. Collectively, we learn through shared experiences and it is an honour to provide a platform for your experiences to be affirmed and amplified. Thank you to this month’s community member for their honesty around being on the fence about wanting kids.
Forget the image of the glowing expectant mother with a tiny bump. Pregnancy is not picture perfect. But the standard of beauty is still thrust upon women, even when they’re carrying a baby.
If you’re not baby crazy, you aren’t alone. There are many people who either know for sure that they don’t want kids or who are on the fence about it. Fewer women and people with ovaries are deciding to become parents for a multitude of reasons.