Being a geriatric mother — a woman who’s had kids at 35 or older — is so much more than a medical term.
Here at the GMClub, we believe there are tremendous benefits to being a woman of ‘advanced maternal age’. You’re capable of so much love and support.
But that doesn’t mean you don’t struggle sometimes. That’s why we’re here. While you’re busy looking after everybody else, we want to look after you.
As a member of the GMClub, you’ll find a caring community of mothers just like you. You’ll gain access to a safe space to ask those tentative questions, let off a bit of steam, share your story or just let us fawn over pictures of your pride and joy!
On top of all that, you’ll have access to the latest expert advice on motherhood, work, life and more from honest, non-judgemental professionals who are all in the same boat as you.
When Lucy Baker became pregnant with her third child at the age of 42, she trawled the internet looking for a place to talk about her circumstances. She wanted to find out about all the emotional and practical aspects of becoming a parent at her age, not just the medical facts. Those were important, of course, but she was sure that her third child would impact a lot of areas in her life that she felt totally unprepared for. She was surprised when she found absolutely nothing out there specific to her needs. So began to cultivate the Geriatric Mum blog and social media sites for herself at first, just to talk to this special group of women.
“The minute I found out I was pregnant with my third child back in May 2018, I started googling away. I found myself searching for; older mums/mums over 40/42 and pregnant/geriatric mum/risks of being an older mum etc., and I found that there wasn’t a huge amount of support out there for women who are classed as older mums.”
The stats in the UK have well established that women can and often do have babies late into their lives, and there is a social commentary about ‘older’ mothers that can be very negative. From snippy comments at the school gate to that worried look on the Doctor’s face, it takes confidence to rebuff all the concern and look at the positives of a later-in-life parenthood journey.
So in time, Lucy was called to speak about her experience in the press, and she soon became a spokeswoman for geriatric mothers everywhere.
And we will empower you to value yourself, your body and your life experience. Lucy Baker’s GMClub has everything you need in one place, and you get to work on some bits that need attention (yes! Even those bits) and move towards feeling better about yourself and great for your age.
It’s all about feeling good in your own skin in your 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond. So we’ve invited guest experts to speak on topics like these: