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Sexy, Single & Pregnant in the City of Angels

Throughout my life I have always taken the road less traveled, so to speak, but I never imagined the possibility that I could end up single and pregnant at 33.

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I wanted to be mother, don’t get me wrong. I was getting to that point in life where it becomes clear that things didn’t go as planned. I had a (somewhat) great career as the Features Editor of a popular entertainment website in Los Angeles, fabulously hip and fancy friends, a handful of Louboutins in my closet and a hip apartment on the coolest street in America (as designated by GQ magazine) but there were a few things that were missing, most notably, a ring and a kid.

Every time I would log onto Facebook and be greeted with ANOTHER sonogram photo, my heart would sink a little and it dawned on me that I could end up one of those women that are all around Los Angeles: single, successful, in their forties that remain childless and husbandless their entire lives. That really freaked me out.

I knew Jason wasn’t Mr. Right, but I was settling for Mr. Right now after a long string of relationship letdowns. We met through a friend when I was in my wee twenties and I thought he was the most gorgeous man I’d ever seen – tall, piercing blue eyes, chiseled cheekbones (did I mention he is a former male model!) – but what Jason offered up in looks, he definitely came up short when it came to everything else, and after a decade of knowing him, he was still a struggling musician and writer and was far from having it together and I was the person he ran to when it all started falling apart.

But this time, he told me, it was different. He really wanted to get his life together and makes things work with us and he promised a thousand times over that he wasn’t going to disappear on me ever again. After resisting his advances for a few weeks, I was vulnerable enough during that grey area around the holiday season to sort of fall for it. 

For several years my doctors told me that it would be difficult, but not impossible, for me to get pregnant because I had polycystic ovarian syndrome, and that I would most likely have to take fertility drugs to conceive, so although I wasn’t out there having unprotected sex on a regular basis, if I did it wasn’t the end of the world.

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