The pros and cons of being an older mother

Older motherhood is becoming something of a trend among celebrities, not just the general public

– Dr Hilary on the increasing number of women becoming older mothers

After Janet Jackson confirmed she is expecting her first child, age 50, and 44-year-old Geri Horner announced her second pregnancy, Dr Hilary joined Lorraine on the sofa to talk about the advantages and disadvantages of being an older mother.

He also discussed the importance and health benefits of exercise during pregnancy.

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Can egg yolks help you get pregnant?

A couple who spent years trying for a baby has claimed an unusual cocktail of egg yolks and soya bean oil helped them to conceive after multiple failed fertility treatments.

Janet and Neil Humphreys endured six unsuccessful IVF cycles and had almost given up hope on their dream of becoming parents when they miraculously fell pregnant with twins.

Their double baby joy followed a bizarre treatment called intralipid infusion therapy, where Janet was drip fed a blend of egg yolk, soya bean oil, glycerin and water to fight off 'killer cells' which prevent the embryo developing.

The proud parents welcomed twins Lottie and Logan in 2010.

Janet has since given birth to daughter Olivia, now six months, after conceiving naturally.