The Baby Gap

What to Expect When You're Not Expecting


In need of help? (Credit: Africa/

In need of help? (Credit: Africa/

As we’ve mentioned, living in the baby gap can be a turbulent time, both for women and men who think they might like children or who are struggling to conceive.

You might want to talk through your experiences with others who are in a similar position or get advice or support on your next steps into assisted conception, solo motherhood or fatherhood.

The following are resources women and men living in the baby gap may find useful. Feel free to write in with ideas of resources, support groups, self-help books and anything else you think may be of assistance to fellow travellers:

Gateway Women – a wealth of resources including great writing, a support group and a private online global community for childless-by-circumstance women, founded and run by Jody Day. Jody is also the author of Rocking the Life Unexpected: 12 Weeks to Your Plan B for a Meaningful and Fulfilling Life Without Children

Donor Conception Network – a supportive network of mainly UK families of children conceived with donor sperm, eggs, or embryos or for people thinking of conceiving a family using a donor

Fertility Friends – infertility, adoption, parenting after infertility and moving on

Savvy Auntie – a community for aunts, great aunts, godmothers and all women who don’t have kids, run out of the United States by Melanie Notkin

Childless Men – PhD research carried out by Ann Dalzell into men without children

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