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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2 days ago

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
 
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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
 
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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!

Tuesday Apr 30, 2024

The No need for Prince Charming is proudly brought to you by Solo Mum Society
 
Meet Kathryn and her beautiful daughters Amy and Jackie.
Kathryn used an anonymous donor and successfully conceived her first daughter via IUI 21 years ago. In this episode we discuss challenges she faced throughout her daughter’s childhoods and teenage years, how she mastered the juggle, connections with donor siblings and the implications of not being able to get identifying information of the donor.
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:E7 - Kristin and Frankie

Tuesday Apr 23, 2024

Tuesday Apr 23, 2024

The No need for Prince Charming is proudly brought to you by Solo Mum Society and City Fertility
 
Meet Kristin and her gorgeous daughter Frankie.
Kristin used a clinic recruited donor and successfully conceived her daughter via IVF. In this episode we discuss overcoming a silent miscarriage, postnatal preeclampsia, how she negotiated life as a new mum and a carer thanks to a shock terminal cancer diagnosis for her father and making connections with the donor and donor siblings.
 
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:E6 - Kate and Baby A

Tuesday Apr 16, 2024

Tuesday Apr 16, 2024

The No need for Prince Charming is proudly brought to you by Solo Mum Society
 
Meet Kate and her gorgeous son.
Kate used a clinic recruited donor and successfully conceived her son via IVF. In this episode we discuss how being a solo mum by choice was always her plan A to have a family, overcoming conception challenges with a difficult cervix, deliberate lifestyle and career changes she made prior to starting treatment, managing ADHD as a new mum and the super supportive special family situation her son has been born into.
 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!

Tuesday Apr 09, 2024

The No need for Prince Charming is proudly brought to you by Solo Mum Society and City Fertility
 
Meet Trudy and her gorgeous twin daughters Frankie May and Willow Rose.
Trudy used a clinic recruited donor and successfully conceived her daughters via IVF. In this episode we discuss overcoming her and her families religious beliefs to become a mother on her own, the importance of a support network, navigating delivering her babies early when she was away from home and the challenges of being a mum of twins on your own.
 
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:B1 - Interview with a Doula

Tuesday Apr 02, 2024

Tuesday Apr 02, 2024

The No need for Prince Charming is proudly brought to you by Solo Mum Society.
 
In this special episode I met with Samantha Gunn, a fabulous doula from Sydney.
This episode is perfect for anyone currently pregnant or hoping to be in the future. Even if you aren't currently considering using a doula, Sam shares some excellent advice on not only the birthing process, but the importance of postpartum care and support. She also shares some fabulous solo mum specific advice.
You can learn more about Sam or engage her services if you are in Sydney at https://www.samanthagunndoula.com/ or follow her on instagram @samanthagunndoula
 
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:E4 - Katie & Florence

Tuesday Mar 26, 2024

Tuesday Mar 26, 2024

The No need for Prince Charming is proudly brought to you by Solo Mum Society.
 
Meet Katie and her adorable daughter Florence.
Katie used a clinic recruited donor in the NT and successfully conceived her daughter via IVF. In this episode we discuss her thought process to become a SMBC after she was adamant women shouldn’t have children on their own, her conception journey, having a child with no family in the same state, meeting donor siblings and the tips she has learned travelling with a child given they have already been back to the UK four times. There are a few audio challenges with this episode and it’s authentic real solo mum life with Florence joining in from time to time.
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:E3 - Ash & Jed

Tuesday Mar 19, 2024

Tuesday Mar 19, 2024

The No need for Prince Charming is proudly brought to you by Solo Mum Society and City Fertility
 
Meet Ash and her gorgeous son Jed.
Ash used a clinic recruited donor and successfully conceived her son via IUI. In this episode we discuss her conception journey, the importance of a support network, dealing with a health scare with a young child, her considerations for whether or not to expand her family, and planning for the future if the worst was to happen to her.
 
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!

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