Did you ever Google “pregnancy over 35” or "pregnancy over 40" for helpful advice and inspiration?
Did your hope and excitement quickly turn to disbelief and shock when you saw countless negative stories on the increased risks of later pregnancies and the staggering rise of infertility?
Just skimming the headlines made your heart sink, right?
It's high time someone (well, me ;-)) wrote the much-needed antidote to all the negative hype surrounding mature motherhood. I was 44 when I birthed my son, I know what I am talking about.
For The Joy of Later Motherhood, I've put my experience as a seasoned journalist to good use and interviewed more than 40 women over 40 who all had natural pregnancies and one, two, even three healthy babies at an age mainstream deems "dangerous".
I collected stories of joy, love, pain, resilience and the courage to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles. I prepared their stories for you, the reader, in hope that they will bring you inspiration, guidance and maybe some solace for the heartaches you may have already faced.
Whatever your experience or concern, chances are we, the women I interviewed and myself personally, have been there as well.
Each and every mother who said “Yes!” to sharing such a profound sliver of her life so openly in this book did it out of love and compassion for you, the lady and mother-to-be who opens these pages.
We believe in helping each other and we believe in the eternal female bond that connects us, particularly around the topic of children, birth and the continuum of the world.
This book contains our stories, our honesty, our tears, our triumphs, our collective wisdom, our advice and, most importantly, our compassion for all the other women out there who are where we once were: ready to start a family and wondering how it will all pan out.
This book is for you if:
You are worried. You are upset. You doubt that motherhood will ever happen for you. We get it. We’ve been there. At least one of us has your back, maybe more. With our stories, we want to lovingly see you through this journey as much as we can.
The Joy of Later Motherhood is available online around the world and at these fine bookstores:
We will notify you as soon as the first books are ready to be released.
In the meantime you will also receive videos and articles from me on a monthly/bi-weekly basis. To make this content most relevant and engaging for you, please feel free and email me directly at Bettina (at) BettinaGordon. com with topics that are especially important to you on your way to and through mature motherhood!