A woman had a baby after becoming pregnant artificially at home using donated sperm and a kit that cost only £25.
Bailey Ennis, who is 24 and from South London, chose to have a baby on her own with the help of a sperm donor because she wanted to be a mother but didn’t want to be in a relationship. She looked online and discovered a donor with extensive experience who lived nearby. She spent £25 on a kit for artificial insemination.
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She got pregnant in October 2021, and on July 2, she gave birth to a boy named Lorenzo. Now that Bailey is used to being a single mom, she says she “couldn’t be happier” with her choice to do things on her own. Bailey said, “Having a baby by myself was the best thing I’ve ever done.” I love being a mom, and I’m so glad I decided to do it on my own.
“I’ve wanted to be a mom since I was a teenager, and as a lesbian, I’ve always known it would have to be through artificial insemination. I wasn’t interested in being with someone. All I wanted was to have a child. Lorenzo is amazing and looks just like me.’
Last year, when Bailey started to really think about becoming a mom, she started looking at profiles on sperm donor websites to choose her donor. She looked for someone who was healthy and had a lot of experience. She said, “I wasn’t looking for anything in particular.” I just wanted someone I could trust and who was as healthy as possible. “
“I found someone who had a good medical history and had donated to two other LGBTQ couples before.” So, we talked on WhatsApp and had coffee together before we both agreed that he would be my donor. He also agreed to be my donor if I wanted to have more children. I want siblings who are related to me by blood.
Bailey then spent £25 on an online kit for artificial insemination and let her donor come to her house when her cycle was ready. She said, “It was really easy and not at all weird.” He gave me his money and then showed me how to use the kit. It only has clean cups, syringes, and ovulation tests. On October 31, 2021, Bailey found out she was going to be a mom. She was overjoyed.
She said, “I was so happy.” “It was everything I’d ever wanted,” she said. Bailey’s pregnancy went smoothly, and she went into labor early at 38 weeks and 5 days. She said, “Before I went to the hospital, I had a few contractions for a few days.” Then he came right away. I didn’t have anyone to help me give birth.
Lorenzo was born on July 2, 2002, weighing 5 pounds and 2 ounces. His parents stayed in the hospital for two days to check on his growth before they could go home. As soon as I saw him, I thought he was beautiful. Bailey said, “He has my nose, my big eyes, and my brown hair.” He smiles when he has to go to the bathroom.
“I tell the donor what’s going on.” Lorenzo will know who the donor is, and he will always be able to meet him if he wants to. When I’m ready, he’s going to have siblings for sure. I’m so happy and at ease with being a single mom.’