Grandma is Oldest Woman to Give Birth to Triplets
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.