I'm 38 now, and my mother was 45 - and my dad 47 - when they had me. I was not planned; in fact, at the time, it couldn't have seemed like worse timing.
My brother, then 9, was undergoing brain surgeries due to hydrocephalus.
Turned out that it was a blessing in disguise; I gave them something else to focus some of their attention on, and I brought great joy to my brother who felt very alone and scared.
I also had a 20 year old sister and 16 year old brother at home at the time.
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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Right Time Baby: The Complete Guide to Later Motherhood and Pregnancy
-- There couldn't be a better time for motherhood than after you've explored some of your own dreams and ambitions. Studies show later mothers to be more secure emotionally and financially than younger mothers and nearly a quarter of all women in the UK are now having babies after 35. Packed full of useful tips from top medical experts, scientists and world authorities, including Dr Michel Odent and Dr Marilyn Glenville, this book is a complete guide for the woman who's lived a life before giving birth.
It covers: preparing for pregnancy and motherhood; how to improve egg quality and prolong fertility so you can get pregnant naturally; exercises, relaxation techniques, mind-body connection for conception; how to increase your chances of success at IVF; making the most of your pregnancy, month by month; ways to avoid pregnancy loss; pregnancy yoga and natural remedies for common pregnancy ailments; how to have the best birth possible; from me to mum - adjusting to lack of sleep, relationship changes and that other job; parenting secrets and concepts from around the globe to inspire new mothers; and, the latest research in neuroscience, nutrition and psychology.
Get ready to embrace the biggest, most exciting transition of your life!
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