Category Archives: Fertility

Fertility matters

Some of you will have had enough of reading about the Get Britain Fertile campaign, fronted by broadcaster and mum of two Kate Garraway and fertility expert Zita West and sponsored by First Response, makers of the pregnancy test kit … Continue reading

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The Baby Gap – the book

This is the second time I’ve used the title The Baby Gap for a blog post. The first was on April 2, 2011, two years ago. Wow, two whole years. That’s a sobering thought. Have I really been blogging that … Continue reading

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It all started here

‘Maybe No Baby’ is the headline of a feature I wrote for The Sunday Times today on infertility and childlessness, particularly among women of my generation, late 30s, early 40s, and the difficulties of meeting eligible partners. It’s on page … Continue reading

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The curse of the capable woman

I spent the August bank holiday weekend with a bunch of intelligent, capable, successful, sporty women in their late 30s and early 40s. We were doing what independent, childless women of our age do on a bank holiday – pleasing … Continue reading

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The return of the baby bug

It came back. Only momentarily, as I’m well aware of the futility of spending time thinking about things I can’t control or that are far in the future. But the baby bug made a brief return appearance. There’s an explanation … Continue reading

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Loss and the life cycle

My dear old Grandad passed away on Friday. He was 99, eight weeks short of his 100th birthday and his telegram from the Queen. He was quite a man – incredibly resilient – and it was a real feat to … Continue reading

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Filling the void

So my last post, Dating with baby goggles on, got me thinking. Hopefully it got a few of you thinking too, but it’s definitely got me pondering the whys and wherefores of life, relationships, motherhood and all the rest of … Continue reading

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