This week on Where Parents Talk radio on 105.9 The Region, host Lianne Castelino speaks to Rachel Lehmann-Haupt, award-winning journalist, entrepreneur, author, and single mother by choice about reproductive science and the future of family.
Author, “Reconceptions: Modern Relationships, Reproductive Science, and the Unfolding Future of Family’
Single mother by choice
“I had ended a relationship with somebody who was not ready to have children. I never knew whether when he was going to be ready. I was also on the cusp of I’m 37 years old, and I had recently frozen my eggs. But even with frozen eggs, I started thinking about, the prospects of potentially meeting a new mate. I thought, I don’t want to be in a rush to have a baby with somebody just because I want to have a baby, I want to be with somebody as my partner, because I love them. And sometimes love takes time to develop and often doesn’t coincide with your biological clock. Many people are lucky and have that. I happen to be in circumstances that it didn’t work out.”