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What Comes First The Career Or The Egg: Solo Motherhood

Fertility Fest


Following dreams of solo parenthood alone? In this session meet two women who have been there, done it and have the answers.

Journalist and writer Genevieve Roberts will be talking about her new book, out in April, Going Solo – My choice to become a single mother using a donor.

Writer and performer Claire Taylor, who spent five years going through treatment as a single woman before finally having her son, will be sharing an extract from her new solo show, Single Multiplication, about her epic voyage into the world of motherhood with all the monsters and mirth she encountered along the way.

The artists will be joined on stage by fertility experts Caroline Spencer from Lister Fertility Clinic and Nina Barnsley from the Donor Conception Network. Chaired by Cindy Charles from London Women’s Clinic.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Day Ticket

Buy a ticket to all three events in What Comes First: The Career or the Egg?, To Parent or Not To Parent (11.30am-4.15pm); Egg Freezing (1.15-2.30pm) and Solo Motherhood (3-3.15pm) and save £10. 

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Key information

We want Fertility Fest to be as inclusive as possible and this means being sensitive to people with and without children. We are conscious that some people who are struggling to conceive or are involuntarily childless find it difficult to be around children. But we are equally conscious that there are people who have been on a long and complex journey to conceive who want to come to the festival and might not have childcare support. We don’t want anyone to feel excluded.

With this in mind, we therefore ask that if you would like to or need to bring children / babes in arms to the event or you find it particularly difficult to be around children then please contact us at [email protected] ahead for a chat about how to give you the best experience on the day and make sure we can positively address all people’s feelings and needs.

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