Jana Pittman explains why she had two children as a single mum.
Mum of three, Cornelis 10, Emily 2, baby Jemima, Jana recently appeared on Sunrise and explains why she had two children as a single woman.
“I didn’t want to go into a relationship knowing that I could end up in a divorce again and have a custody problem with the kids.”
So Jana used an anonymous sperm donor and decided after the first child through this technique, she needed to give her another little play mate. So she had her third child also using an anon sperm donor.
Jana had her first child with then husband, Chris Rawlinson, who she actually married twice. They have since split again.
On her website Jana shares, “Whilst sport was my identity, my true passion lies elsewhere. I am now incredibly lucky to share my life with three little Gold medals, with my gorgeous children Cornelis, Emily and Jemima.
Nothing can describe the joy I feel with every little smile and kiss they gift me with. After Cornelis was born, there was a time I thought I wouldn’t be able to have more babies as I lost a few little angels to heaven and had a scare with abnormal cells in my cervix.
These challenges reignited my childhood fire to become a doctor with the future hope of working with women and pregnancy as an obstetrician/gynaecologist. Now in my 4th year of medical school I am rapidly chasing that dream.”
Many people have questioned her decision.
One comment read, “So her children will grow up without a father? How is that fair for the children?
Divorce is the worst thing that can happen to a family, but encouraging women to have children without a father is denying the children’s right to a mother and father.
These children have been made out of the selfish wants of a woman… Is that fair for the children?”
Another said, ” If you feel you will get divorced your not going into a relationship/marriage with the correct outlook.”
Another wrote, “I didn’t go into my marriage thinking i was going to get a divorce, we make it work….and our children have their parents happy and still together after 29 years!”
And “With an attitude like that seems like shes doomed any future relationship. I feel sad for her and her children.”
Plus this one, “Most people are looking at this from an adults point of view. What about the children. Aren’t they entitled to have a chance at having a dad?”
Do you think it was a selfish choice?
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