Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014 in review – late motherhood remains a hot topic

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 31,000 times in 2014. If it were a … Continue reading

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What is a mother?

Our lovely daughter Zannah is 28 and has been living in New York for the past two years.  During that time she has trained as a Chinese medicine based massage therapist, a high level qualification that has given her a … Continue reading

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Mixed feelings about pregnancy following infertility

Heard the BEST news today.  A friend on her second round of egg donation announced that she had had a 12 week scan this morning and seen her babe waving it’s (unknown sex) arms and legs around.  I couldn’t stop … Continue reading

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A bad experience leads to a good opportunity

A very positive article about egg donation in the UK in The Guardian Family Section this weekend made me smile, but it also made me worry about where the item might end up.  Would it be OK, for instance, for … Continue reading

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Fertility doctors should ‘hold their ground’ on unproven new technologies

On Tuesday I attended an enormously interesting and stimulating conference on The Commercialisation of Life put on by Progress Educational Trust. The day was divided into two with the morning focus being on genes and genomes and the afternoon concentrating … Continue reading

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