Mothers Over 40 is an inspirational, encouraging and positive global resource for oldermums (or older moms if you are US-based) and older fathers from all walks of life, offering hope, reassurance and comfort to midlife parents, combining informative articles with humour and providing links to invaluable resources, articles and organisations. The site also contains information and articles on a wide range of health, lifestyle and social issues anda penpal pageenabling midlife parents to connect with each other.
The site is for all older parents or couples hoping to achieve pregnancy after age 40, whether they have opted for natural conception or are undergoing/have embarked on IVF procedures.
"Many people assume that celebrities who have babies after 40 must have undergone expensive fertility treatment. That is simply not true. I am a well-known celebrity and conceived naturally after 40. A woman's reproductive system does not know whether or not she is famous. Our bodies are just the same as those of non-celebrities. Some of us will conceive easily the natural way and others may need a littlehelp.All the fame and money in the world will not have any influence on the outcome, whether natural or assisted. I loved Jan's book, Enhancing Fertility After Age 40 and would recommend it highly to anyone planning to conceive."
Celebrity Actress and Singer, UK
"Just wanted to say that I thought your book (Enhancing Fertility After Age 40) was fabulous. I also loved that you were honest enough to share excerpts of it on the web before we had to purchase. And it was SOOOO cheap. Prior to that I have been fleeced by the"Pregnancy Miracle" - no previews, expensive, misleading and basically didn't tell you upfront you more or less have to go to a TCM practitioner. There was a bit of helpful stuff in there, but not nearly as good and honest as your book. Anyway - well done you - and this 45-year-old mother of one is trying again. Good to hear some positive stories and read useful tips."
If you are in the US, please feel free to visit A Child After 40 (formerly FlowerPowerMom) the Stateside sister site to Mothers Over 40.
Review of Chasing Death:
“As a professional psychologist, I was still totally unprepared for my son’s suicide. I spent so much time trying to analyse why he ended his life and reading the type of literature that I could have written myself prior to his death. Sadly, I had to experience the devastation of suicide firsthand to realise how useless many of these books were. The way that Jan synthesises through words all the aspects of the unbearable and complicated grief that follows the suicide of a child is truly amazing. She helps to break down the barriers of shame, helplessness and secrecy and I found the chapter on Handling Insensitivity from others invaluable.”