A grandmother has become the UK’s oldest mum to triplets – at the age of 55.
Sharon Cutts, a nurse from Boston in Lincolnshire, took out a £15,000 loan for IVF treatment after meeting her boyfriend Stuart Reynolds, 40, on a dating website.
“I knew there was a possibility of multiple births because the doctor put 4 embryos in me, for a higher chance of conceiving.
“At the scan we were told there were 3 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?'”
New dad Stuart said: “I was excited, and then bricking it. Now they’re here I wouldn’t change it for the world.”
Before giving birth, Sharon – already a mum of 4 – spent 11 weeks on the maternity ward to ensure their safe delivery.
Thankfully, everything went to plan, and she gave birth by Caesarean section to sons Mason and Ryan and daughter Lily on 21 March at Nottingham University Hospital. Each of the 3 babies weighed between 4lbs and 5lbs.