Nat chats with Jenn Bauer, a single woman who decided to move forward with her life and fulfill her dream of having children, albeit without a partner. Jenn got pregnant with twins, who are now 7 months old and thriving.
Jenn Bauer is a clinical social worker, working in the field of mental health for the past 13 years. After many years of putting her career on the forefront, she decided to make her family a priority. Well into her 30s, she still had not met “Mr. Right” and so decided that If she wanted a family of her own, she’d have to let go of her ‘Plan A’ and take matters into her own hands. At the age of 35, she underwent her first IUI and was surprised with a pregnancy with twins! Her boy/girl twins (Dominick and Lydia) are now 7 months old and thriving. When Jenn decided to take this path she knew raising a child on her own would be challenging - emotionally, physically, financially. But adding a second baby into the mix meant that she had to adjust her plan. This is not an easy feat for an admitted Type A who loves control. Not having a partner to share this responsibility with has definitely been hard, at times. However, she has learned how to use her existing circle, as well as create new circles, to help meet the needs of both herself and her little ones.