Category: Birth over 40

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Kidult or elderly primigravida?

Today we’re featuring a guest blog post by Jo Ellis who like many adults is utterly confused about her identity. She is part urbanist and town planner, part compulsive singer, and part elderly primigravida – a mummy-to-be at the age of 41. I was a kidult in my thirties. My God!...

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Older women deserve to have a choice too #savethemidwife

Midwives play a crucial role in the health of both older mums and babies and it’s thanks to them that there are fewer pre-term births, assisted deliveries and greater satisfaction with care. They support women when they are at their most vulnerable and work tirelessly to ensure thousands of births...

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Midlife mummy bloggers to follow

Given that it’s sometimes difficult to know where to look for support in this great blogosphere, I have compiled a list of some of the midlife mummy bloggers out there. My list is made up of bloggers who have given me inspiration and hope during my own journey to becoming...

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The celebrity mums who inspired me by giving birth over 40

I sat in the hairdressers’ salon with a stack of gossip magazines on my lap, sipping coffee, with an urgent need to get rid of my grey roots. It wasn’t long before I’d flicked through the first magazine and landed on a scoop about older pregnant celebs. A whole slew...

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Remember your midwife on International Thank You Day

As today marks International Thank You Day, I’d like to dedicate this post to championing the work of midwives across the world. Midwives play a crucial role in the health of both older mums and babies and it’s thanks to them that there are fewer pre-term births, assisted deliveries and...

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Why we planted a tree to celebrate the birth of our new baby

Breathing and relaxation techniques aren’t the only thing a mum learns these days at antenatal classes. There are now a whole host of other things to think about. For example, if you’re not ready to give up your placenta after the birth, you can opt to eat it, give it...

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Why rising to the challenge of becoming a midlife mum isn’t so hard

As superstar Janet Jackson dominates the headlines with news of her first baby at 50, Of Saffron & Cyrus looks at why views are so divided on motherhood in later life. While the news of Janet Jackson’s baby has received a mixed reaction across news and social media channels, she certainly...

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Recipes for midlife mums – A Persian pud after childbirth

While some mums are back on their feet in no time after giving birth, I was not. I was suffering from postpartum anemia (chronic iron deficiency) due to acute bleeding during master C’s delivery. As a result, my energy levels had been zapped. There was no getting away from the...