London: A 55-year-old woman has become Britain’s oldest mother of triplets after undergoing IVF treatment.
Glam Sharon Cutts, 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 younger to her, became parents of sons Mason and Ryan, and daughter Lily.
“I knew there was a possibility of multiple births because the doctor put four embryos in me, for a higher chance of conceiving,” Cutt was quoted as saying by The Sun.
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 In vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment to have a child with factory worker Stuart, who 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 for 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 aborting one of the babies due to the dangers of pregnancy at her age.
But she refused and the triplets were born by Caesarean section at Nottingham University Hospital. They each weighed between 4lbs and 5lbs.