At a certain period of life, every person starts thinking about becoming a parent. Some people decide to have a baby at a young age, while others find it better to have kids at an older age, when you already have enough life experience and a career.
A 55-year-old woman has become Britain’s oldest mother of triplets after undergoing I.V.F ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ. Glam Sharon Cutts, a grandmother of four, gave birth to triplets and gave herself Botox injections and hair extensions to ensure she looked good after the birth.
Sharon and her boyfriend, Stuart Reynolds, who is 15 years her junior, had three children: two sons Mason and Ryan, and daughter Lily. “I knew there was a possibility of multiple births because the doctor put four ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏs in me for a higher chance of conceiving,” Cutt said.
“At the scan we were told there were three heartbeats. Stuart was shocked and I was in tears, crying with joy. The first thing I thought was, ‘Oh my God, how am I going to cope?’” Stuart said. “I was excited, and then bricked it.”
In the UK the National Health Service (NHS) will provide the process only up to the age of 42, so the couple turned to a private London clinic.
Cutts had taken out 15,000 British pounds in loans to fund ɪɴ ᴠɪᴛʀᴏ ꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴢᴀᴛɪᴏɴ (I.V.F) ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ to have a child with factory worker Stuart, whom she met on a dating website. “I’ve been trained by a doctor to administer Botox. It was important to me to look my best when the babies were born,” Cutts added.
The couple brought the babies home last week following their births on March 21. She spent 11 weeks on a maternity ward to ensure the babies were delivered safely. At one stage doctors advised her to consider a.bo.rting one of the babies due to the ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀs of pregnancy at her age. But she refused and the triplets were born by Cᴀᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ at Nottingham University Hospital. They each weighed between 4lbs and 5lbs. Stuart admitted, “It was the most incredible and terrifying time of my life.” Now they’re here and face carrying out 24 feeds and 21 nappy changes a day but they said that they wouldn’t change it for the world.”