The Truth About Having A Baby Alone

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The Truth About Having A Baby Alone

In 2016, 37-year-old Ally Collier was living the dream. An accomplished playwright in New York, she shared an apartment with her boyfriend of five-years and was ready to start a family. But her boyfriend didn’t feel the same. 

What followed was a tumultuous few years. From dating to find a prospective father to dealing with her parents fears about her becoming a solo mum, Ally chats with Mia about the ups and downs of a solo IVF journey.

If you're interested in assisted fertility, check Mamamia's podcast, Get Me Pregnant

Follow Ally and her journey of solo parenthood: 

Support groups and resources for solo parents:
National Facebook Group: Australia Solo Mothers by Choice - SMC - Mum  

There are also groups for some states: ASMBC VictoriaASMBC NSW, ASMBC ACT, ASMBC QLD

Solo Mums by Choice: 

Ally is also a member of the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority solo mum's support group that meets six times per year. Facebook group - Solo IVF mamas.


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Host: Mia Freedman. You can find Mia on Instagram here and get her newsletter here.

With thanks to our guest, Ally Collier: 

Producer: Melanie Sauer

Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

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