No need for Prince Charming

The podcast for all Australian women considering, creating or conquering life as a solo mum by choice (SMBC)

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7 days ago

The No Need for Prince Charming is proudly brought to you by Solo Mum Society and City Fertility
Meet Steph and her adorable kids Poppy and Finn.
Steph used a clinic-recruited donor and conceived her rainbow children using IVF. TRIGGER WARNING - In this episode, we discuss Steph’s experience with a medical termination, pregnancy after loss, the importance of a support network and how she is juggling work with two kids.
 
SPONSOR OFFER:
Not only are City Fertility and Rainbow Fertility the proud sponsors of this episode, they are also offering all of my listeners, and new clients to City Fertility, 20% off a range of fertility services and treatment cycles including:
Intra-uterine insemination (IUI)
In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET)
Sperm freezing
As well as six months complimentary egg, sperm and embryo storage
City Fertility is Australia’s largest IVF group on a global platform with 12 clinics, over 70 consulting locations and over 60 specialists nationwide. They are committed to providing their clients with excellence in fertility care and IVF, cutting edge technology and most importantly, a personalised approach to treatment. To take advantage of this offer quote voucher code “CHARMING CITY20” when you contact City Fertility or Rainbow Fertility.
Contact City Fertility for more information or to make an appointment:
Phone – 1300 354 354
Email – contactus@cityfertility.com.au
SHARE YOUR STORY:
Are you a successful Solo Mum By Choice based in Australia that would like to share your story?
Send me an email at noneedforprincecharming@gmail.com with a little bit about your story and I’ll be in contact to organise.
 
LOVE THE PODCAST:
Show your appreciation and help cover the costs and time associated by shouting me a coffee xx
 
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Tuesday Jul 02, 2024

The No need for Prince Charming is proudly brought to you by Solo Mum Society and the new book No Need for Prince Charming.
 
Nick was an open ID donor in the mid-1990s in Victoria.
In this episode, we discuss what he went through in order to donate and his experience meeting some of the recipient parents and children made from his donations. We also discuss advice for recipient parents wanting to reach out to their donor and his thoughts on donor sibling connections.
 
WANT TO BE INSPIRED BY MORE INCREDIBLE SOLO MUMS:
No Need for Prince Charming the book is now available from sololmumsociety.com and amazon globally. Be inspired by 20 Australian women and their journey to have children on their own using donor conception.
 
SHARE YOUR STORY:
Are you a successful Solo Mum By Choice based in Australia who wants to share your story?
Send me an email at noneedforprincecharming@gmail.com with a little bit about your story, and I’ll contact you to arrange a time.
 
LOVE THE PODCAST:
Please show your appreciation and help cover the costs and time associated by shouting me a coffee xx
 
KEEP UP TO DATE:
Join the Solo Mum Society mailing list to keep updated with new episodes, offers, events and more!

S3:E14 - Rikki & Jasper

Tuesday Jun 25, 2024

Tuesday Jun 25, 2024

The No Need for Prince Charming is proudly brought to you by Solo Mum Society.
Meet Rikki and her adorable son Jasper.
Rikki used a clinic-recruited international donor and successfully conceived her son via IVF. In this episode, we discuss Rikki’s process of deciding on her donor, working through gender disappointment and her reflections and tips for overseas travel with a baby.
 
SHARE YOUR STORY:
Are you a successful Solo Mum By Choice based in Australia that would like to share your story?
Send me an email at noneedforprincecharming@gmail.com with a little bit about your story and I’ll be in contact to organise.
 
LOVE THE PODCAST:
Show your appreciation and help cover the costs and time associated by shouting me a coffee xx
 
KEEP UP TO DATE:
Join the Solo Mum Society mailing list to keep up to date with new episodes, offers, events and more!

S3:E13 - Karina & Theo

Tuesday Jun 18, 2024

Tuesday Jun 18, 2024

The No Need for Prince Charming is proudly brought to you by Solo Mum Society and City Fertility
Meet Karina and her gorgeous son Theo.
Karina used a clinic-recruited donor and successfully conceived her son via IVF. In this episode, we discuss Karina’s surprise endometriosis diagnosis, her stressful pregnancy with a subchronic hematoma, and challenges with her obstetrician and premature baby.
SPONSOR OFFER:
Not only are City Fertility and Rainbow Fertility the proud sponsors of this episode, they are also offering all of my listeners, and new clients to City Fertility, 20% off a range of fertility services and treatment cycles including:
Intra-uterine insemination (IUI)
In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET)
Sperm freezing
As well as six months complimentary egg, sperm and embryo storage
City Fertility is Australia’s largest IVF group on a global platform with 12 clinics, over 70 consulting locations and over 60 specialists nationwide. They are committed to providing their clients with excellence in fertility care and IVF, cutting edge technology and most importantly, a personalised approach to treatment. To take advantage of this offer quote voucher code “CHARMING CITY20” when you contact City Fertility or Rainbow Fertility.
Contact City Fertility for more information or to make an appointment:
Phone – 1300 354 354
Email – contactus@cityfertility.com.au
SHARE YOUR STORY:
Are you a successful Solo Mum By Choice based in Australia that would like to share your story?
Send me an email at noneedforprincecharming@gmail.com with a little bit about your story and I’ll be in contact to organise.
 
LOVE THE PODCAST:
Show your appreciation and help cover the costs and time associated by shouting me a coffee xx
 

Tuesday Jun 11, 2024

The No Need for Prince Charming is proudly brought to you by Solo Mum Society.
In this very special episode, I met with Amy, Kathryn from episode 8’s 21-year-old daughter.
In this episode, we learn all about her experience growing up donor-conceived with a solo mum by choice, her experience meeting her donor siblings, and the challenges of her mum using an anonymous donor. She answers all of the questions you wanted answered. I know all SMBCs, SMBCs to be, or those considering becoming an SMBC, will get a lot out of this episode.

S3:E12 - Katelyn & Matilda

Tuesday Jun 04, 2024

Tuesday Jun 04, 2024

The No need for Prince Charming is proudly brought to you by Solo Mum Society and City Fertility
 
Meet Katelyn and her precious daughter Matilda.
Katelyn used a clinic-recruited overseas donor and successfully conceived her daughter via IVF. In this episode, we discuss Katelyn’s experience travelling interstate for treatment during lockdowns, how supportive her family is and what a difference that makes for her and her daughter, her experience transitioning into being a working solo mum and how important the solo mum community has been for her journey.
 
SPONSOR OFFER:
Not only are City Fertility and Rainbow Fertility the proud sponsors of this episode, they are also offering all of my listeners, and new clients to City Fertility, 20% off a range of fertility services and treatment cycles including:
Intra-uterine insemination (IUI)
In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET)
Sperm freezing
As well as six months complimentary egg, sperm and embryo storage
City Fertility is Australia’s largest IVF group on a global platform with 12 clinics, over 70 consulting locations and over 60 specialists nationwide. They are committed to providing their clients with excellence in fertility care and IVF, cutting edge technology and most importantly, a personalised approach to treatment. To take advantage of this offer quote voucher code “CHARMING CITY20” when you contact City Fertility or Rainbow Fertility.
Contact City Fertility for more information or to make an appointment:
Phone – 1300 354 354
Email – contactus@cityfertility.com.au
SHARE YOUR STORY:
Are you a successful Solo Mum By Choice based in Australia that would like to share your story?
Send me an email at noneedforprincecharming@gmail.com with a little bit about your story and I’ll be in contact to organise.
 
LOVE THE PODCAST:
Show your appreciation and help cover the costs and time associated by shouting me a coffee xx
 
KEEP UP TO DATE:
Join the Solo Mum Society mailing list to keep up to date with new episodes, offers, events and more!

S3:E11 - Ashley and Beauden

Tuesday May 28, 2024

Tuesday May 28, 2024

The No Need for Prince Charming podcast is proudly brought to you by Solo Mum Society.
 
Meet Ashley and her gorgeous son Beauden.
Ashley used an ID release donor from America and successfully conceived her son via IUI. In this episode we discuss how she navigated fertility treatment when she lives 700km from the nearest Woolworths, managing pregnancy and birth living in a remote town, tragically losing her dad shortly after her son was born and managing the juggle as a working mum.
 
WANT TO BE INSPIRED BY MORE INCREDIBLE SOLO MUMS:
No Need for Prince Charming, the book, is now available from sololmumsociety.com and amazon globally. Be inspired by 20 Australian women and their journey to have children on their own using donor conception.
 
SHARE YOUR STORY:
Are you a successful Solo Mum By Choice based in Australia who wants to share your story?
Send me an email at noneedforprincecharming@gmail.com with a little bit about your story, and I’ll contact you to arrange a time.

S3:E10 - Kim & Charlie

Tuesday May 21, 2024

Tuesday May 21, 2024

Meet Kim and her adorable son Charlie.
Kim used a clinic recruited local donor and successfully conceived her son via IVF after losing her son Jack a few years earlier. TRIGGER WARNING In this two part episode we discuss Kim’s experience with stillbirth, the very long journey she went through to get pregnant again and how she’s adapting to mum life. The first part of this interview was recorded three weeks before Kim gave birth, and the second part was nine months after she had Charlie.
 
SPONSOR OFFER:
Not only are City Fertility and Rainbow Fertility the proud sponsors of this episode, they are also offering all of my listeners, and new clients to City Fertility, 20% off a range of fertility services and treatment cycles including:
Intra-uterine insemination (IUI)
In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET)
Sperm freezing
As well as six months complimentary egg, sperm and embryo storage
City Fertility is Australia’s largest IVF group on a global platform with 12 clinics, over 70 consulting locations and over 60 specialists nationwide. They are committed to providing their clients with excellence in fertility care and IVF, cutting edge technology and most importantly, a personalised approach to treatment. To take advantage of this offer quote voucher code “CHARMING CITY20” when you contact City Fertility or Rainbow Fertility.
Contact City Fertility for more information or to make an appointment:
Phone – 1300 354 354
Email – contactus@cityfertility.com.au
SHARE YOUR STORY:
Are you a successful Solo Mum By Choice based in Australia that would like to share your story?
Send me an email at noneedforprincecharming@gmail.com with a little bit about your story and I’ll be in contact to organise.
 
LOVE THE PODCAST:
Show your appreciation and help cover the costs and time associated by shouting me a coffee xx
 
KEEP UP TO DATE:
Join the Solo Mum Society mailing list to keep up to date with new episodes, offers, events and more!

S3:E9 - Lucienne & Arlo

Tuesday May 14, 2024

Tuesday May 14, 2024

The No Need for Prince Charming podcast is proudly brought to you by Solo Mum Society.
 
Meet Lucienne and her gorgeous son Arlo.
Lucienne used an ID release donor from America and successfully conceived her son via IVF. In this episode, we discuss how she underwent treatment in Canberra from NSW, experienced and overcame secondary infertility and how she juggles life as a shift-working solo mum.
SHARE YOUR STORY:
Are you a successful Solo Mum By Choice based in Australia who wants to share your story?
Send me an email at noneedforprincecharming@gmail.com with a little bit about your story, and I’ll contact you to arrange a time.
 
LOVE THE PODCAST:
Please show your appreciation and help cover the costs and time associated by shouting me a coffee xx
 
KEEP UP TO DATE:
Join the Solo Mum Society mailing list to keep updated with new episodes, offers, events and mo

Tuesday May 07, 2024

The No Need for Prince Charming podcast is proudly brought to you by Solo Mum Society and City Fertility.
 
In this special episode, I met with Brooke from the ADDAM and EEVE donor banks (part of City Fertility and Rainbow Fertility)
This episode is perfect for anyone considering using an egg, embryo or sperm donor to create their family. Brooke generously shared with me the process and screening potential donors go through, what women should consider when choosing a sperm donor and how things differ from state to state. Even if you already have your family, you can learn a lot from this episode; I certainly did!
 
 
SPONSOR OFFER:
Not only are City Fertility and Rainbow Fertility the proud sponsors of this episode, but they are also offering all of my listeners and new clients to City Fertility 20% off a range of fertility services and treatment cycles, including:
Intra-uterine insemination (IUI)
In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET)
Sperm freezing
As well as six months of complimentary egg, sperm and embryo storage
City Fertility is Australia’s largest IVF group on a global platform, with 12 clinics, over 70 consulting locations and over 60 specialists nationwide. They are committed to providing their clients with excellence in fertility care and IVF, cutting-edge technology and, most importantly, a personalised approach to treatment. To take advantage of this offer, quote voucher code “CHARMING CITY20” when you contact City Fertility or Rainbow Fertility.
Contact City Fertility for more information or to make an appointment:
Phone – 1300 354 354
Email – contactus@cityfertility.com.au
SHARE YOUR STORY:
Are you a successful Solo Mum By Choice based in Australia who wants to share your story?
Send me an email at noneedforprincecharming@gmail.com with a little bit about your story, and I’ll contact you to arrange a time.
 
LOVE THE PODCAST:
Please show your appreciation and help cover the costs and time associated by shouting me a coffee xx.
 
KEEP UP TO DATE:
Join the Solo Mum Society mailing list to keep updated with new episodes, offers, events and more!

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