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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.

Friday, 21 June 2013

Atlantic Magazine on the question 'How Long Can You Wait to Have a Baby?'

An article was printed in the Atlantic on the question of whether women's fertility is really reduced after 35.  The author states that no - looking at the research, women between 35 - 40 do not have a reduced risk of infertility.  I found it a really interesting article.  And yes, it is what every woman wants to here that you still have time.

This is a great quote from the article:

"The data, imperfect as they are, suggest two conclusions. No. 1: fertility declines with age. No. 2, and much more relevant: the vast majority of women in their late 30s will be able to get pregnant on their own. The bottom line for women, in my view, is: plan to have your last child by the time you turn 40. Beyond that, you’re rolling the dice, though they may still come up in your favour. “Fertility is relatively stable until the late 30s, with the inflection point somewhere around 38 or 39,” Steiner told me. “Women in their early 30s can think about years, but in their late 30s, they need to be thinking about months.”

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

June Ticktock Coaching News

Dear all,

It's been a couple months since I've sent an e-news out - a reflection on how busy I've been OR how I've let the business of life take over, as many of us do!

As many of you know, I finally finished my book 'Baby or Not? Making the Biggest Decision of Your life' and it has been selling well on Kindle - it's available as an ebook and if you would like a copy, you can go here to get it!

Conscious/Leadership Embodiment is a powerful body centred approach which seeks to enable us to recognise our reactive patterns & to then develop our ability to 'recover to centre' in ways that allow us to have more compassion, presence and connection.  The dates for my next workshop are: 

Day One - Friday 20 September 2013  10 - 5pm and Day Two -  Friday 11 October  10  1:00pm

Book your place by going to this website -

I have also been bringing this work into the corporate sector. I had a lovely testimonial from RBS about a workshop I led - you can read it by going here:

INSPIRING WORDS - Embrace our Contradictions
As many of you know, I am often refer to polarities and paradox in my work as a coach.  Developing our ability to be with paradox is one of the most powerful things we can do. The wonderful Josh Whedon has delivered a powerful commencement speech on this very issue.  Here is a link to the speech he made: 

Thanks for reading - I'll be getting back to normal 'Baby or Not?' blog posting tomorrow!

Friday, 7 June 2013

Baby or Not Book - Reviews now coming in!

My book 'Baby or Not? Making the Biggest Decision of Your Life' has been on sale since February and I've started to get reviews!  This was a great review on the US Kindle Shop website.  It was from a man and I really like what he had to say. 

'This is an excellent book for women and couples struggling to gain clarity as they make the decision about children. The author helps the reader arrive at a place where she can make this decision not out of fear, or based on others' expectations, but from her own desires. My wife and I found this book helped us listen to the voice inside and do what was right for us, and helped dispel the idea that there is any perfect path to follow, or that only certain types of people do or do not have children. A great book for all thirty somethings in this age of angst and uncertainty. '  

I'm so glad people are finding the book useful to helping them make the decision - the difficulty for me as a coach and a writer is knowing how different everyone's individual situation is.  So I know the book can't address everyone's issues - but I hope that it helps people, like this reader, get a good sense of how they can begin to listen to that 'voice inside.' 

You can see the review and order the book here: