Category: Nutrition

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 […]

Hurry Up and Have a Baby

“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 […]

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 […]

A Mid-Forties Baby Bump

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 […]

How Long Can You Really Wait To Have A Baby?

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, […]

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

More Positive News on Fertility after 35

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 […]

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 […]