The Highlight Issue 12 'Brighter Days Ahead'

“When I found out I was pregnant, I was excited,” Lucy recalls. “That quickly turned into feeling a little worried, as I Googled ‘pregnant at 42’ and the internet returned lots of negativity. I didn’t feel comfortable with the risks I was seeing online; pre- eclampsia, risk of disability, still-birth...the list went on.” But Lucy decided to turn her worries into a positive by starting a blog and Instagram page (@geriatric_mum) in a bid to connect with women in a similar position. Defying the odds, Lucy’s journey was smooth sailing: “I didn’t struggle to conceive at all. I got pregnant naturally and it happened straight away – it was meant to be!” she says. But in hospital, Lucy was placed under close surveillance: “I was put under consultant care because I was of ‘advanced maternal age’,” she retells. “I had additional foetal scans at 28 weeks and 34 weeks. I was tested for gestational diabetes GOLI NUTRITION Ashwagandha Gummies 60PCS / £19 ESPA Aromatic Essential Oil Diffuser £85 WOMEN’S HEALTH WONDERS MOTHER & BABY