Single Mother by artificial insemination

Written by: Dra. Marian Chávez Guardado
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Many women decide to be single mothers by choice and assisted reproduction gives them the opportunity. The famous biological clock and the fear of infertility is, in most cases, what prompts many to fulfill their wish and, thanks to the solidarity of an anonymous donor, they can finally get pregnant.

Women today are increasingly aware that fertility decreases with age. Many of them make the decision not to delay motherhood even if they have no partner at that time. Despite the diversity in terms of profession and sociocultural level, all these women share a high degree of independence and great security in the project they are going to undertake.



A treatment for every woman

The treatment of assisted reproduction that is most appropriate will depend on each woman. We must assess each case individually. Depending on the age, hormonal profile, ultrasound, etc., it may be more appropriate to begin with artificial insemination treatments or to perform directly in vitro fertilization, either with own or donor eggs.

In cases where the recommendation is to resort to an egg donor, the situation is more difficult. It is a news that is received with sadness. Women must grieve because they will not be genetically linked to their child. Most of them had never considered not being able to be mothers using their own eggs. Although it is true that at the beginning it has a very strong impact on hearing the word "donation", the reality is that finally, after meditating on it calmly, they usually accept this option with great optimism and optimism.


Relying on the environment

A woman who wants to be a single mother has some psychic differences with respect to women with a partner who undergo the same treatment. The first ones are women who, in most cases, go without the "previous" stress of having been looking for a pregnancy without success. This, together with the fact that they have generally meditated long before making the decision to be single mothers, makes them appear to us as safe women with great emotional stability. In these cases, the support of the family, and also of the friends, is fundamental. Not only in the face of having help in raising your child, but also as emotional support throughout the search process.




*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection
Dra. Marian Chávez Guardado

By Dra. Marian Chávez Guardado
Fertility Specialty

It is one of the largest specialists in vitro fertilization. For 10 years she has worked exclusively to assisted reproduction, both in clinical practice and in the field of research. In addition, serves as a master teacher of the Complutense University of Madrid.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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