Mum delivers four babies in just one year

Hazel Bowden is thought to be the only woman in the UK to give birth to two sets of twins in the space of 12 months

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A mum discovered she was pregnant with twins again just four months after giving birth to her first set, reports the Daily Mail. Hazell Bowden is thought to be the only woman in the UK to have given birth to two sets of twins within just one year.

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After discovering she was pregnant three days before her wedding to husband Andy, 38, Hazel gave birth to Luke and Hannah, now 4, on 22 September 2005. But despite being on the contraceptive pill, she found out she was expecting a double delivery again just four months later.

“When we told the stenographer we’d just had twins, she looked at us like we were idiots,” said Hazel, who is also mum to daughter Charlotte, 9, from a previous relationship. “We joked about getting a minibus! I became so big that Andy had to stop working so he could help me.”

On 19 September 2006, Hazel delivered her second set of twins, Sarah and Connor. “At one point, Andy and I were preparing 24 bottles, getting through 35 nappies and doing four loads of washing every day. We spent £160 on nappies a month, but as the twins all get older, it’s becoming easier,” said Hazel. “We are very lucky to have this big family and the twins are incredible.”

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Twins Luke and Hannh, 4, and Sarah and Connor, 3, have now just started nursery.

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