British television personality Gemma Collins is impressed that Tana Ramsay (wife of top chef Gordon), has managed to have another baby at the age of 49.
The average mother in the UK and USA is 30 years old, making Tana almost 20 years older. Worldwide the average age is just under 28.
Gemma, a former star of the tv show “The Only Way Is Essex” (TOWIE), joyfully shared her happiness for Tana and Gordon Ramsay as they welcomed their sixth child.
Tana’s news is incredible
In an interview with the MailOnline, Gemma announced:
“The Tana Ramsay news was the greatest thing to wake up to. Incredible. It really made me think positively about my future and kind of took the pressure off.”
Gemma has been candid about her fertility battles in the past, and is still hoping her PCOS won’t stop her having a baby.
Having experienced a miscarriage in 2012, Gemma is set to embark on her fertility journey again in the coming weeks, heading to a clinic with optimism and determination.
Reflecting on her emotions, Gemma said: I’m starting my fertility journey within the next couple of weeks. I’m going to an IVF clinic, and when it happens, I’ll announce the child to the world. London will come to a standstill”.
Chef Gordon Ramsay surprised fans with the announcement of the birth of his sixth child, Jesse James Ramsay, earlier in the month. Sharing a heart-warming photo, Gordon celebrated the newest addition to the Ramsay family.
“What an amazing birthday present, please welcome Jesse James Ramsay, 7 lb 10oz, whopper!! One more bundle of love to the Ramsay brigade. 3 boys, 3 girls….Done”
Gemma hopes to be a mother with fiancé Rami Hawash.
Gemma and Rami, embarked on a spiritual trip to Tel Aviv in January, and visiting Bethlehem, Gemma revealed, “I did pray when I was there, I said ‘please God, please give me a baby this year’ and please God it happens.”
The reality star understands the challenges she faces but remains optimistic despite her hormonal disorder PCOS, which can impact fertility and is characterised by symptoms such as menstrual irregularity, excess hair growth, acne, and obesity.
In simple terms, it involves an imbalance in sex hormones, where the body produces higher levels of androgens (male hormones) than usual.
Here’s a breakdown of how PCOS can affect you trying to get pregnant
Irregular Menstrual Cycles: PCOS often leads to irregular or missed menstrual periods. This irregularity can make it challenging to predict ovulation, reducing the chances of conceiving.
Ovulatory Dysfunction: Many women with PCOS experience irregular or absent ovulation (the release of an egg from the ovary). Without regular ovulation, the opportunity for fertilization and pregnancy decreases.
Ovarian Cysts: Despite the name, not all women with PCOS develop cysts on their ovaries. However, those who do may experience enlarged ovaries containing small, fluid-filled sacs called cysts. While these cysts don’t directly cause infertility, they can contribute to hormonal imbalances that affect fertility.
Insulin Resistance: Some people with PCOS also have insulin resistance, a condition where the body’s cells don’t respond effectively to insulin. This can lead to elevated insulin levels, which may disrupt normal ovarian function and contribute to fertility issues.
Increased Risk of Miscarriage: Women with PCOS may have a slightly higher risk of miscarriage compared to those without the condition. The exact reasons for this increased risk are not fully understood, but it may be related to hormonal imbalances.
The importance of trying to keep positive
While PCOS can pose challenges to fertility, it’s important to try and remain positive because everyone is different and many women with the condition are able to conceive with proper medical intervention, lifestyle changes, and fertility treatments.
Seeking advice from a healthcare professional, such as a reproductive endocrinologist or fertility specialist, is essential for developing a personalized plan to address fertility concerns associated with PCOS.
If trying IVF It’s important to choose a good clinic that specifically understands this issue. We recommend several of the best IVF clinics around the world on the homepage of our website. One that stands out in particular is Professor Hassan Shehata in Epsom, Surrey, who runs the CRP clinic. He has an impressive protocol aimed at helping women who suffer repeated miscarriages. We interviewed one of his clients who managed to have a baby in her 40’s after 18 miscarriages.
Are you in your mid to late forties? Are you on a fertility journey? We would love to hear your story. Drop us a line at [email protected]