Doctor, businesswoman, writer, Miriam Stoppard OBE is also a grandmother to twelve grandchildren and has written over eighty books on pregnancy, parenting, women’s health, nutrition, sex and health for older people. She produced the charming and practical guide The Grandparents Book (Dorling Kindersley, 2006), in addition to The Complete Book of Baby and Childcare (Dorling Kindersley, 2001) and Conception Pregnancy and Birth (Dorling Kindersley, 1993), both constant bestsellers.
In 1998 she was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. In addition to two Honorary Doctorates of Science, she has an Honorary Doctorate of Law. She writes a health advice column for The Daily Mirror and in 2012 received the prestigious Stonewall Journalist of the Year award. In 2010 she received an OBE for her services to healthcare and charity.