Category: Assisted reproduction

That Ageist Taboo about Women, yet again

I couldn’t resist: I just had to get up on my soapbox about this one. So the press in the UK just had another go at reinforcing stereotypes, rigid belief systems and fostering fear. Another ageist, sexist bash in the guise of what should be evolved, gender-balanced media. Two women making the news just because […]

Unlimited Egg Supply

“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” Dresden James You’ve most likely been told you were born with all the eggs you’ll ever have – which implies you have a time bomb attached to your […]

Believing in Miracles

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 […]

Boost your fertility

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. […]

Starting a Family at 40

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 […]

On the BBC

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

Tried everything and still not pregnant

I recently received this email via the website and the sender has kindly let me share it with you.  Question: Still trying to conceive at 45 after being off contraception since 39.  Long story but relationship hit a few rocks until 43 so even though I have been trying to have a baby with the […]

Milder IVF

A good friend of mine is 8 months pregnant at 44 (she’s 45 next month) thanks to a combination of pre-conception measures. And yes, of course she read my book. She detoxed gently using the superfood chorella. She held off the alcohol and caffeine and ate lots of fertility enhancing foods. She focused her attention, […]