Grandma is Old­est Woman to Give Birth to Triplets

The Economic Times - - Around The World -

A 55-year-old grand­mother is be­lieved to have be­come the old­est woman in the UK to give birth to healthy triplets.

Sharon Cutts, a nurse, and her boyfriend Stu­art Rey­onlds, a fac­tory worker, wel­comed triplets Ma­son, Ryan and Lily into their fam­ily on 21 March. The UK’s NHS does not of­fer IVF treat­ment to women over the age of 42, as the lat­est NHS fig­ures show that those above 44 have a 1% chance of hav­ing a live birth fol­low­ing the treat­ment.

The cou­ple there­fore de­cided to take out loans of £15,000 to pay to visit a spe­cial­ist clinic in Cyprus for the pro­ce­dure. She told The Sun she was “cry­ing with joy” when she and Stu­art, 40, learned they were hav­ing triplets. Cutts gave birth to triplets — af­ter an 11-week stay in Not­ting­ham Univer­sity Hospital — each weigh­ing be­tween 4lbs and 5lbs.

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