Single and pregnant dating
Odds are I won’t be the only single woman in my eventual birthing class (and if I am, one of my best girlfriends volunteered to come with me to help me figure out how to breathe and when to push).
And while I can’t click on a pregnancy-related link or open a pregnancy book without being informed of what my assumed “partner” should be doing, I also recognize that they are out of date, not me.
According to the CDC, in 2012, the birthrate decreased for women in their 20s but increased for women aged 30-44, and the average age of a woman at her first birth increased.
Then, if God willing it all works out, there’s the whole issue of what happens after the baby is born.
There’s no denying that right now, fertility options are really only options for the affluent.)The cost of pursuing fertility treatments was my biggest obstacle last year as I tried to figure out the best course of action.
Obamacare doesn’t explicitly cover it, though some states do so electively, and selectively.
And then, of course, there’s the motherhood penalty.
The New Normal, such as it is, is definitely not without its bumps and bruises — on the one hand, there are the affluent parents who can, at least, afford all this, and on the other there are the 12 million single-parent families in the U. I’m lucky — all this is happening for me during a moment of unprecedented transparency around parenthood, fertility and the rainbow of possible options therefor.