Woman welcomes baby boy after artificially inseminating herself with €30 at-home kit
"I'm so happy I decided to go it alone."
At 24, Bailey Ennis from London had been 'desperate' to become a mum for a long time.
Speaking to My London, she explains:
"I've wanted to be a mum since I was a teenager and as a lesbian, I always knew it would need to be via artificial insemination."
The London native added:
"I didn't have a desire to be in a relationship. I just wanted to have a baby."
And so last year, Bailey decided to do something about her desire to become a mother, and with the help of a sperm donor that she found online, the 24-year-old artificially inseminated herself using a £25 at-home kit.
After finally becoming serious about the idea, Bailey began searching through profiles of sperm donors online.
'Best thing I have ever done'
"I wasn't looking for particular features, I just wanted someone trustworthy and as healthy as possible."
"I found someone who had a healthy medical record and had been a donor for two others before for two LGBTQ couples. So we WhatsApped and met up for a coffee before both agreed he would be my donor. He also agreed to be my donor for more children if I'd like. I want to have blood-related siblings."
Adjusting to life as a single mum she says she "couldn't be happier" with her decision to have a child in this way.
"Having a baby by myself is the best thing I've ever done. Being a mum is wonderful and I am so happy I decided to go it alone.
As for how the insemination went down, Bailey says she had purchased the kit for doing it online, then invited the donor to her house when it was time.
"He brought over his donation and then helped me use the kit. It has sterile cups, syringes, ovulation tests and that's it."
The new mum says she gave birth to baby Lorenzo alone with no birthing partner, and that the little boy looks just like her.
"He has my nose, he has big eyes like mine and my brown hair. He smiles when he passes wind it's really cute."
As for the future, Bailey reveals she gives the donor updates, and says her son will know about the donor and will be able to meet him if he wants, at any point in his life.
"He is definitely going to have siblings when I'm ready. I'm so comfortable and happy being a single mum."