Meet Britain’s oldest mum of triplets Sharon Cutts, 55.
Speaking exclusively to The Sun, the grandmother told how she gave herself botox and also treated herself to fresh hair extensions before labour.
Sharon, who is a nurse, revealed: “I’ve been trained by a doctor to administer Botox. I gave myself a dose while I was staying in the maternity ward for 11 weeks.
“I only injected a little bit, because really you shouldn’t do it while you’re pregnant.
“I sneaked out to get my hair extensions changed too. It was important to me to look my best for when the babies were born.”
Sharon and boyfriend Stuart Reynolds, who is 15 years her junior, have been celebrating the birth of sons Mason and Ryan, and daughter Lily following their births on March 21.
The triplets were born by Caesarean section at Nottingham University Hospital. They each weighed between 4lbs and 5lbs.
Sharon said “I knew there was a possibility of multiple births because the doctor put four embryos in me, for a higher chance of conceiving.
“At the scan we were told there were three 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?”
Stuart said: “I was excited, and then bricking it. Now they’re here I wouldn’t change it for the world.”
The pregnancy wasn’t all smooth sailing and Sharon had to spend 11 weeks in hospital 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.
Stuart admitted: “It was the most incredible and terrifying time of my life.”
When the couple met four years ago, Stuart had said he wanted to start a family. But Sharon had started menopause.
Her only option was IVF, where an egg is removed from another woman’s ovaries and fertilised with Stuart’s sperm in a lab.
In the UK the NHS will only provide the process up to the age of 42, so the couple turned to a private London clinic .
Sharon, who already has four children – Emma, 26, Sam, 23, Charles, 21, and Amy, 19, and four grandkids said the prospect of more children had drawn a mixed response from her family.
She said: “One of my sons said I was too old and that I’d get fat. And my mum, Pauline, who is 74, thought I was far too ancient to get pregnant.
“My daughters have come to see their new siblings and are over the moon.
“My granddaughter Elizabeth understood I was pregnant, but is too young to realise it was with her aunt and uncles.
“I don’t care that my babies are younger than my grandchildren — it means they’ve got lots of playmates.”
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