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The Mummy Diaries

The Mummy Diaries

By MummyYoga
Friendly conversations on pregnancy, birth and new motherhood with mothers and those who support us.
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Being a mother at 40
In our very first episode we bring you the pregnancy and birth journey of Gemma. Gemma was 39 years old when she got pregnant with her first baby Eric and was 40 by the time of birth.  This particular age is a threshold in maternity services, where your care can be determined as high risk simply because you are 40 or above. Increasingly mothers are more mature in age than the previous generations and yet we can be more healthy, more ready for motherhood than when we were in our 20s and 30s. We hope Gemma's story will inspire you to find your own way through the these complex decisions.  In this episode we also bring you the evidence about the power of skin-toskin in new babies and why the touch is such an amazing sense. 
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October 7, 2020