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 parent's fears about her becoming a solo mum, Ally chats with Mia about the ups and downs of a solo IVF journey.
NB: In this episode, Ally uses the word 'dibling' to refer to donor-conceived people who share a donor. We apologise if this is offensive to anyone.
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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 Victoria, ASMBC NSW, ASMBC ACT, ASMBC QLD
Solo Mums by Choice: https://smcaustralia.org.au/
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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With thanks to our guest, Ally Collier:
Producer: Melanie Sauer
Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff
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