Welcome & Later mothers rock

Welcome to my blog. Here’ll you find a lot of information about health, nutrition, mind/body/spirit well-being and self-empowerment. The blog posts have a special focus on later motherhood. Today, more than ever, we need positive messages and encouragement. There are so many outdated myths and ageist (sexist) misconceptions about later motherhood. But it’s all about getting the right information on …

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Hurry Up and Have a Baby

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“You’re running out of time.” “Your ovarian reserve is low” “You really should be pregnant by now ” “It’s getting late to have a baby.” Not a day goes by – and they go by quickly when you’re a busy lady – without being warned. We’ve been taught to believe there’s a time bomb attached …

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Believing in Miracles

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It’s refreshing to read some positive news about getting pregnant against the odds. The usual story is that we’re too old, too fat, our ovaries defunct or we simply don’t have the right haircut. The recent announcement by BBC newsreader, Kate Silverton that she’s expecting her second baby in her forties, after all hope was …

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Boost your fertility

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The latest research from the emerging science of epigenetics shows that the quality of egg and sperm can be improved by the environment in your body.  This includes the food you eat, the thoughts you think and the lifestyle you lead. Food is information for the genes. It washes over them and affects gene expression. …

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Starting a Family at 40

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I’m three weeks away from giving birth. On my birth certificate it says I’ll be 45 on Wednesday. But then age is such a relative. Forty-five isn’t even middle aged anymore, especially if you take into account that many of us could live to 120. I’m in the prime of my life. Pregnancy is all …

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A Mid-Forties Baby Bump

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It’s awesome having a baby bump. On my birth certificate it says I’ll be 45 in two weeks. But that is so relative. If you’re 65, then 45 is still young. You’re in the prime of your life. Pregnancy is all about abundance and here I am a pregnant, voluptuous woman in the prime of …

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How Long Can You Really Wait To Have A Baby?

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This was the question asked on BBC Radio Four’s Woman’s Hour. I always stick up for older moms but it’s not often you get the opportunity to do it in front of over three million listeners on one of the UK’s leading radio shows. I must admit I had a few sleepless nights before the programme, …

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On the BBC

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I’ll be speaking on Woman’s Hour this Friday about women’s health, fertility and motherhood after 40. Below is the link. It’s going to be an interesting discussion. You can listen live or later. The programme stays up for a year. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0368pl4

More Positive News on Fertility after 35

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There tends to be doom and gloom surrounding fertility after a certain age.  As I mention in my book, Right Time Baby, doctors will relay it as fact that it’s harder to get pregnant after 35. However, there is little solid evidence to support this argument in the form of controlled, randomised studies (the kind …

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Yoga retreats for mums

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We had our May HolyMama retreat last week in Ibiza and it was a huge success. The location is just divine, at a gorgeous, luxurious Ibicencan finca. Each participant has their own large room with ensuite bathroom. The food was exceptional (thanks to our amazing chef Maili) and the yoga just what the mums needed. …

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New figures on mothers over forty

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The number of women becoming pregnant at 40 and over has more than doubled in the past two decades. This article appeared in the Sunday Express and guess who was interviewed for it? Baby boom for older mothers THE NUMBER of women becoming pregnant at 40 and over has more than doubled in the past …

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