One to One Coaching

I offer free 30 minute telephone/Skype consultations for people wanting to find out more about coaching on the 'baby decision'. Email me at mailto:beth@ticktockcoaching.co.uk and assistant Laura will respond and arrange an appointment with you. Visit http://www.ticktockcoaching.co.uk/ for more information about my coaching services.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Generation X - Delaying the decision to have children

In Canada's Globe and Mail, this article on Generation X appeared. The authors attribute the fact that large numbers of Generation x'ers are either puting off the decision to have children or deciding not to have children to the longer hours worked by Gen X'ers. It feels like this might only be one interpretation of the reasons behind this decision but it's an interesting article.

Monday, 19 September 2011

IVF: Decisions and Choices

I sometimes have women clients who are trying to make this decision: Do I really want a baby enough to go through IVF?

These clients have been having doubts or wondering if they do want children and then, they find they need to have IVF treatment. One of the issues I do look at is what would happen should the IVF treatment not work out. And I thought this was an excellent piece in the Guardian which looks at exactly that question from the perspective of several people for whom that was the case

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Can I afford to have a child?

I just spotted this piece in the Irish Times about whether finance plays a factor in deciding whether to have kids or not. It's short but raises some interesting points. In my experience, finance tends not to be the overall deciding factor in making the decision for women but it does often come up when we explore fears of having children. Losing financial independence or of not being able to provide for a child financially can be a fear for women - but often when we explore the reality clients find that this tends to be 'the voice of the sabateur'.