The story of a doll.

Trigger warning: Pregnancy loss mentioned. Give my mum an old curtain, some ribbon and a sewing machine and she will knock out a tablecloth, a set of doll’s clothes and a pretty cushion cover - all in the space of about five minutes. My nan, who sadly died before I was born, was a tailoress and … Continue reading The story of a doll.

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What to say to people who ask: “Do you want any more children?”

Almost as soon as we brought Freya home from the hospital people began asking: "So, do you think you'll have any more?" Back then it seemed more like a sneaky way of discovering whether we were finding new parenthood appropriately difficult (we were). The immediate and resounding "NO!" from both of us gained a few knowing … Continue reading What to say to people who ask: “Do you want any more children?”

Fertility expert wades into the debate about when is best to have children.

A "top NHS chief" has become the latest person to warn against waiting until your 30s to have children but Prof Geeta Nargund has gone a step further by calling on the government to teach teenagers about the dangers of delaying parenthood. According to news reports at the weekend, the consultant gynaecologist wrote a "strongly worded" letter … Continue reading Fertility expert wades into the debate about when is best to have children.