Single parenting is when the primary responsibility of raising the child falls on one individual.  There are many single parents for a variety of reasons. No matter the reason, society has come a long way in its views on single parents and is actively working to ensure there are resources available to help. 

There are so many classes, books, mentors, and thousands of blog posts out there to help you learn everything you need to know on the topic.

Finding a solid support system that can help navigate the days ahead is important for everyone, but especially for someone who will be primarily a single parent. No one is expected to nor should do this alone. Even the strongest of women will experience a moment they will need to reach out for help. As you make your birth plan, make a list of people, places and resources available to you as you embrace single parenting.