Getting Pregnant When You’re A Single Woman
Deciding to have a baby as a single woman is a life-changing decision. As one of the best fertility clinics in Raleigh, we understand your decision to have a child and will partner with you to determine the fertility path that meets your family goals and honors your values.
Exploring Your Parenting Options
Becoming a mother without a partner can pose challenges, beginning with how your child will be conceived. Understanding your fertility treatment options allows you to make the best decision. Here are some of the most common fertility treatment options for single women.
If you want to have a biological child, you are probably familiar with the option of using donor sperm. Donor sperm makes it possible for you to conceive without a partner. Achieving a viable pregnancy with donor sperm typically involves basic fertility treatments such as ovulation stimulation or intrauterine insemination (IUI). To determine if becoming pregnant through donor sperm is the best fertility treatment for you, our fertility doctors will look at varying factors, including age, lifestyle, medical history, and more.
Sperm donors receive comprehensive testing regarding their medical and family history. Donor sperm is thoroughly tested for genetic defects or mutations to reduce any chances of genetic diseases. When selecting a sperm donor, you’ll be asked to review many factors, including donor pregnancy rate, eye and hair color, weight, height, ethnicity, education, and more.
Another common option for single women looking to have a biological child is to work with a gestational carrier. A gestational carrier is a woman who will carry your child if you’re unable to achieve a viable pregnancy on her own due to a medical reason or if you prefer not to carry your child for other personal reasons.
Gestational carriers are typically between the ages of 21-40, are non-smokers, have had at least one successful pregnancy, and are currently raising a genetic child of their own.
Building Your Family In Your Own Way
Starting a family as a single woman is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. Scheduling a preconception counseling session gives you the opportunity to speak with one of our fertility doctors in Raleigh. We are committed to helping you chart your course in building the family you desire.
Atlantic Reproductive provides fertility treatment, testing, and more to patients in Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Fayetteville, Chapel Hill, and beyond from our office in Brier Creek. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Helping You Conceive
If you and your partner have been trying to conceive for more than 12 months and have not achieved a viable pregnancy, you’ve naturally begun to wonder about infertility. We are here to help.
Through long-established fertility treatments, there are many pathways to building a family as a same-sex couple. Our experienced fertility doctors are here to help you chart your course.
Deciding to have a baby as a single woman is a life-changing decision. We understand your decision to have a child and will partner with you to determine the fertility path that meets your family goals and honors your values.
Just like women, men experience feelings of their “biological clock ticking.” Many single men feel the urge to start families and turn to fertility treatments to make it happen. Let’s chart your course together.
As you consider transition, it is important to plan ahead if you’d like to have biological children. If having children before beginning your transition is not possible, you have options that can preserve your fertility. Let’s chart your course together.
Known Genetic Diseases
One in six couples will experience a genetic disease or defect that could be passed onto an unborn child. This unique circumstance requires guidance and support. Don’t chart your course alone; we are here to help.
Advanced Maternal Age
Are you 35 years old or older and ready to start your family or wish to extend your family? While being 35 years of age or older is considered an advanced maternal age, many other factors can influence your fertility health.