Becky received well over 50 responses to her ad, the majority of them arriving rapidly, within 72 hours of her ad going online. However, the bulk of these ended up in her trash folder.
Although Becky is a rarity — there are less than a handful of posted by women looking for natural insemination — Craigslist is awash with placed by men offering their services as bareback babymakers. Becky, who was aware of thesenever considered responding to them. Having split up with an infertile boyfriend in the February, Becky wasted no time in launching a search to find a man to make a baby with.
Picture: Ella Byworth. Instead, Becky looked at co-parenting sites, which match up would-be mums and d.
However, she was quickly discouraged. Hang on — is this a subtle way of saying they had sex? Despite their test run on the third date, at this stage Ben is still considering whether he wants to father with Becky.
So I appreciate him taking the time to think about it. Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.
I speak to Becky again in Junein the course of a Cosmopolitan investigation into men advertising natural insemination online. Were they really going all out to ensure she got pregnant — or were they just having fun?
Despite being happy when he first found out Becky was pregnant, Ben had second thoughts a week or so later. Call me halfway through labour and it might be a different situation!
She tells me the baby is now six months old — and she and Ben are engaged. For a lot of my friends, it would be like closing down The Underworld in Camden, because that was where they met the people they got seriously involved with, and had children with.
There was no way that would have happened with donated sperm. Catching up with Becky this week for Metro. Speaking to Metro.
Relationship expert Jo Hemmings says she understands why women would look online for men to father their children. The women I most frequently see are 39 year old successful professional women, who have reached the age where if they want a family they need to start focusing on their personal lives fast. For the next four weeks, we will be speaking to people at all stages of the fertility journey as well as doctors, lawyers and fertility experts who can shed light on the most important issues.
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