A singular journey: why more women are going it alone

A growing number of women are electing to become single mothers by choice, forgoing the traditional nuclear family route. What are the motives behind their decision, and how do they overcome the challenges posed as a result?

10th April, 2021
A singular journey: why more women are going it alone
Selina Morrin with her sons, from left, Harry, nine, Noah two, and twins Ollie and Nathan, four, the three youngest of whom were conceived using the same donor. Photo: Mary Browne

Like many expectant women, Lisa O’Halloran was excited to announce her pregnancy on social media. The Cork woman had been trying for a baby for the past year, so it was a relief to be able to share the news last month with friends and followers.

Hers, though, was not your usual pregnancy revelation. The carefully composed photo posted to her Instagram page included not only a baby onesie and pregnancy test stick,...

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