Understanding life without children

Julia Bueno understands the challenge of losing a child as well as grappling with feelings associated with a childfree life. Here, she gives her insight

Nearly a third of midlife women with university educations don’t have children – but our society stubbornly refuses to acknowledge that fact. Bueno says there is an ocean of subterranean grief around childlessness in our society. She also works with women who are using fertility treatments or surrogacy to have children into their fifties. She lost her own twins very late in a pregnancy and speaks not only with consummate professional skill, but also from her own experiences.

Some of us have chosen to be child-free but find ourselves experiencing something akin to loss, others struggle to conceive, becoming anxious and stressed. And then there are those who suffer the grief of losing a child following miscarriage.

If you would be interested in joining a small Noon online group to discuss Understanding Life Without Children with Julia Bueno please email us at hello@inherspace.co.uk.


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