Older Mothers

Why Shouldn't Janet Jackson Have A Baby At 50?

Jay McCarthy | Posted 08.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jay McCarthy

When news broke that Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana had welcomed a healthy baby boy, I was delighted for them. Yet, despite the world's good wishes towards Janet, who reportedly "had a stress-free, healthy delivery", it was sad that most people seemed more concerned about her age.

5 Reasons To Love Being An Older Mum

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Parents

We’re constantly told we need to have children while our fertility is still at its peak, but there are lots of reasons to embrace being a mum later ...

Pregnancy Through The Celebrity Lens

Sarah McMullen | Posted 15.10.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah McMullen

Whilst women should be free to choose when to start a family based on their personal circumstances, there is little that can currently be done to reverse the underlying biological factors that lead to reproductive ageing.

Mythbusting 'Mid-Life Motherhood'

Sarah Redshaw | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Redshaw

Not all older mums are destined to have problematic pregnancies. At 38, I had a trouble free pregnancy and labour but it's always best to be aware of the risks so you can have the safest pregnancy possible, and try not to get too anxious!

Do Older Women Make Better Mums?

BabyCentre UK | Posted 05.06.2016 | UK Parents
BabyCentre UK

It doesn't surprise me that so many women are choosing to have babies in their 30s and 40s. I don't have any regrets about being an older mother. I think I'm a better mother for it. And, I think my children have a better life because of it.

This Is A Major Benefit Of Having Kids Later In Life

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Older mothers are constantly told what the risks are of having babies later on in life, so here's a bright spot: if you have kids naturally at an olde...

10 Things Not to Say to a News Editor About Being an Older Mother

Ellie Stoneley | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellie Stoneley

I'm extremely blessed to be the mother of a wonderful, exuberant and thriving two-year-old and (in common with mothers everywhere) I'm doing the best I can for my daughter to ensure she has a happy childhood, and a safe and secure future. Sometimes that's OK, but often the journalist will prod, looking for an angle, "How do you deal with the negative view of older parents?"

How Do I Know If It's Too Late?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

In January this year, the Office Of National Statistics revealed that nearly half of babies are now born to mothers over the age of 30. And infants wi...

Why You Should Never Stop Believing You Can Have a Baby

BritChick Paris | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

I had always expected I would have kids. As a child you dress dollies and give them names. Mine were two girls, just like my sister and I. Charlotte and Helena. Then you start dating boyfriends and imagine what your children would look like. Then life happens. Career, divorce, loss of a parent, sadness.

Time To Put The Menopause On Ice

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

British surgeons are appealing for funds so they can complete research which will lead to the first womb transplants in the UK. A team of doctors b...

I'm 38 and Want a Baby - Is it Too Late?

BritChick Paris | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

I'm finally fully embracing the idea but very soon I turn 39. All through my thirties I thought I was bobbing along fancy-free and young at heart. Now the reality has hit that I'm one step away from 40. Cue sirens and red flashing lights.

Same-Sex Couples And Women In 40s 'Should Be Entitled To IVF On NHS'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Women struggling to conceive should be offered IVF treatment into their early 40s, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) ha...

Midwives Struggle To Cope With Baby Boom

PA | Posted 22.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Maternity services in England and Wales have been "overwhelmed" by a rising number of births, including more complex cases, according to a new report....