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Fertility Treatment for Single Women

Single women come to Shady Grove Fertility for reproductive assistance for many reasons. The most common reasons include to pursue motherhood regardless of a male partner or spouse—through intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF) with donor sperm—or to safeguard their fertility for the future through egg freezing. No matter the reason, our medical team has the resources and experience to help you achieve your goals.


There are many reasons that you may decide to have a child without a partner. You may have promised yourself that you would become a single parent by a certain age if you had not met the right partner. You may have been married and divorced without children and still want to be a mother. Or perhaps you always pictured yourself as a mother and not a wife, so single motherhood makes sense.

Whatever your reasons may be, Shady Grove Fertility has the resources to help your dreams of motherhood come true. There are many treatment options available to single women, whether using donor sperm or a known donor, or using more advanced treatment options if your physician discovers infertility. In addition to clinical resources to help you become pregnant, our support team is also available to help you prepare and adjust emotionally, through individual counseling sessions or through free monthly support groups that meet throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Egg Freezing

Women choose to freeze their eggs for many different reasons, but with one goal in common—to proactively plan for their future. As the conversation around egg freezing continues to grow and the technology surrounding the treatment improves, women are starting to consider egg freezing at younger ages and often times regardless of their relationship status. Egg freezing has quickly become the next logical step for women who wish to hold on to the dream of motherhood, but aren’t in the right situation to have children.

If you are a single woman and motherhood is a dream for your future but you aren’t quite ready to take the next step by using a sperm donor, the Egg Freezing Program at Shady Grove Fertility provides a reliable option. By freezing your eggs now, you can extend your fertility potential for the future should you need reproductive assistance in the future, and when the time is right. When you are ready to take the next step to become a mother, whether it be through sperm donation or you and a partner find difficulty conceiving, your frozen eggs provide an option, should you need it.

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