Claudia Spahr

Author, journalist, speaker & integrative health consultant (IIN, AADP)

Claudia Spahr is an author, journalist, integrative health counsellor and fertility coach (IIN, AADP, IAHC). She is the founder of HolyMama retreats for mother and child in Ibiza, Spain and Lotus Yoga Retreat in Goa, India. Her book Right Time Baby – The Complete Guide to Later Motherhood is published by Hay House UK. Claudia has worked as a TV foreign correspondent, reporter, radio producer and host. She grew up in Yorkshire, England to Swiss parents, is somewhat nomadic and has lived in London, Switzerland, India, Cambodia and Spain.

Those Ageist Taboos About Women, Yet Again

Two women making the news just because they decide their age isn't a problem. Two women living the life they want to live. Because they can. And it's 2016. Not a single man makes the news when he becomes a dad after 48 ½.
07/04/2016 11:53 BST

Change a Bad Habit in 40 Days

I've been doing yoga for nearly two decades, running yoga retreats for eight (hiring others to teach) and yoga has changed my life in profound ways. But I am not holier than thou. Nor do I stand on my head for five minutes every morning. Up until about 36 days ago.
22/02/2016 12:28 GMT

In Defence of Becoming a Mother at 50

Laura Wade-Gery's announcement is an unprecedented event for new times. This is the future ladies and gents. More and more women will become mothers in their 50s. And why not? 50 isn't even old anymore, especially if you think that many of us could well reach 100, fit and healthily.
20/08/2015 10:07 BST

We Can Grow New Eggs, Ladies

Researchers recently discovered the existence of Egg Precursor cells (EggPC) in the outer cortex of female ovaries. These immature egg cells can mature into fresh, young eggs. Scientists even believe that these intact, immature egg cells can be found in a woman of any age.
03/12/2014 18:11 GMT

Why the World Needs Childfree Women

The western woman has power, education and compassion. She creates, connects and integrates... Childfree ladies can transform their lives radically overnight and act on impulse... Motherhood shouldn't define being a woman and we shouldn't let the 'mother-tick-yes-or-no-box' divide us.
23/07/2014 16:41 BST

Hurry Up and Have a Baby

It really pees me off how the goal orientated, youth-obsessed, time limited, high-pressured establishment is still dominating this intimate sphere of femininity. Our vaginas, ovaries and wombs are being controlled by a system based on linear thinking.
15/04/2014 17:21 BST

Believing in Miracles

Your biology changes when you change your beliefs because they translate into biological realities in your body. Wouldn't it be nice if that biological reality were the baby you've been dreaming of?
12/02/2014 11:36 GMT

Seven Good Reasons to Go on a Baby-moon

The first weeks with a newborn can be a sleep-deprived, blurry mess. "The worst month of my life," as my friend Karen called it. But I absolutely relish every second with a newborn. I've just come out of my third baby-moon with bitter-sweet nostalgia because it will probably be my last.
10/01/2014 12:19 GMT

Starting a Family at Forty

Why can't it be an individual choice and remain a basic human right - not to be judged or tut-tuted at? For me, personally, being in my forties is the best time for motherhood because I feel mature and settled enough. I don't see the pram by the door as a career obstacle.
24/11/2013 21:35 GMT