One to One Coaching

I offer free 30 minute telephone/Skype consultations for people wanting to find out more about coaching on the 'baby decision'. Email me at and assistant Laura will respond and arrange an appointment with you. Visit for more information about my coaching services.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

I don't want kids

Just saw this from a member of the Millienal Generation explaining why she doesn't want kids.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Coaching all over the world - helping women make the 'maybe baby' decision

Happy Monday!

It's a beautiful but slightly chilly autumn day here in the UK.  

One of the things I really enjoy about coaching clients from all over the world via Skype is hearing about what the weather is like where my clients are based - although when I am coaching a client in sunny Australia when it is their summer and our winter, I can feel slightly envious!

Some-days, I will coach a client from Australia or New Zealand first thing in the morning my time (evening their time), a client in Europe last morning,  a client on the East Coast of the USA (NYC)  in the early afternoon my time (morning their time) and then a client on the West Coast of the USA (California) in the early evening.    It's fun to be able to coach all over the world in one day!

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Why you need to discuss whether you are having a child or not with your partner before getting married

Good article on the 5 key financial decisions you need to make before getting married - great point that you need to discuss whether you are going to have children is not.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Why coaching helps if you are struggling with the 'baby decision'

Why is coaching helpful for women who are struggling with the decision to have children or not?  Here's the perspective of one client on how coaching helped her.

'I came to this coaching practice in an utter panic, pushed this way and that on whether to start a family by relatives, friends and my husband, all of whom had definite (and different) opinions on what I ought to be doing. The decision to start a family is extremely personal, yet even strangers seem to have perspectives on it, and it's easy to feel badgered and bullied even by well-meaning people. Beth helped me separate my own feelings from those of the people around me and to assess clearly what I wanted. I found the experience very calming. I would recommend that any women ambivalent about whether to start a family go through Beth's process - particularly if she feels she has no disinterested party to turn to.' ~ Virgina, 38, Writer

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Would anyone have a baby with me?

This was a very interesting request I saw recently - a woman whose partner doesn't want children has asked if anyone would co-parent a child with her.  This is an option I discuss in my book 'Baby or Not?' in a chapter dedicated to exploring the concept of co-parenting where you decide to have a child with someone who is not your sexual partner - a male friend or, as in this instance, a stranger.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

A woman wrote into the Globe and Mail asking about advice on a problem I see quite abit in my coaching practice.  I want a baby but my husband doesn't


Friday, 5 September 2014

As I've said many times before, it is unfair that women are too often defined by their choice whether to have children or not which this article aptly points out. 

Thursday, 4 September 2014

The pain of wanting to have a child when your partner doesn't

Very often, I am contacted by women who do want children but their partners or boyfriend or husband doesn't.  This is a very difficult and painful situation to be in as this posting on a discussion board from a woman in that situation shows.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Should I have a baby? Do I want to be a mother?

Here's a short piece from a woman who suddenly re-considered her decision to become a mother - asking herself the question 'Should I have a baby?'

No Baby Boom

More and more people are deciding not to have children.   This article the No-Baby Boom explores the trend.