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Single Mom Spends over $49,000 to Become Pregnant — It's Her Dream

Bettina Dizon
Aug 18, 2021
05:40 A.M.
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Tasha Hughes went to great lengths to have her dream family as a single woman, and it cost her more than $49,000 trying to conceive her second child.

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Many say becoming a mother is the best job in the world, despite it being challenging. Tasha Hughes is among those who knew she wanted to be a mom, but meeting the right man became more difficult as time passed.

Initially, she thought that the man of her dreams would come in her 20s, but by her 30s, she still hasn’t met him. Assuming that the chances of having a child were slim, Hughes’ mind changed when her colleague went on maternity leave as a solo mom.

Tasha Hughes and her son Arthur smiling at the beach. | Source; twitter.com/DailyMirror

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At that moment, she knew exactly what to do and trusted that she could become a parent independently. With her supportive parents’ willingness to care for her child-to-be, Hughes decided to undergo treatment. She shared:

“I’ve always known I would have liked to have lots of kids, but I knew that if I was doing it on my own, that might not be possible.”

In total, the 42-year-old had 14 intrauterine inseminations and suffered six miscarriages before conceiving her son, Arthur.

A pregnant woman holding her growing belly. | Source: Shutterstock

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She spent a significant amount of money to have Arthur and is spending more to give him a sibling. She has since spent over $49,000 trying to achieve her dream family. She shared:

“Of course, you don’t need to be a parent to feel complete, but for me, he’s just filled that hole I didn’t know I had [...] having him has made me feel like I have meaning.”

Hughes has "6 lots of sperm" from the same donor as before and has one more chance to try. Specifically, she wants to give her son a sibling who had the same conception story.

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Hughes is only one among the many who resorted to treatments and paid a hefty price to conceive. A couple like her, Annie and Glenn Goodwin, also wanted children but experienced difficulties getting pregnant.

After six failed IVF treatments, the couple adopted a son, Robinson “Robby” Scott, in 2018.

In 2017, they decided to start with IVF treatments and successfully got pregnant the first time around. Still, the pair planned to expand their brood.

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In 2019, Annie and Glenn paid for another IVF round but sadly experienced a miscarriage. In hopes that they would still have another child, they decided to take out a loan for another fertility program.

“We had already taken out a loan, and we were losing a lot of money, so we decided to use the access fertility program which gives you unlimited go’s for two years, and if it isn’t successful, you get a refund, but it worked,” Annie shared.

The couple later welcomed twins to complete their family. Annie and Glenn saved money from their wedding and sacrificed having a honeymoon to pay for the program.

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Many celebrities who had fertility problems also sought treatment, such as Angela Robinson and her husband, Scott Whitehurst, who tried to conceive for 20 years.

After six failed IVF treatments, the couple adopted a son, Robinson “Robby” Scott, in 2018. The couple has since embraced their roles as parents as they raise their little boy.

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