A 55-year-old grandmother has become the United Kingdom’s oldest woman to give birth to triplets. Sharon Cutts and her boyfriend, Stuart Reynolds welcomed sons Mason and Ryan and daughter Lily via C-section in March. Each baby weighed between 4 and 5 pounds, they told British paper The Sun.
Cutts and Reynolds, 40, used donor eggs, as she had already begun menopause when they met on a dating site four years ago.
Due to pregnancy complications, Cutts spent 11 weeks in the hospital to ensure the babies were delivered safely. During her stay, Cutts — who is a nurse — was so adamant about looking her best, that she gave herself Botox! “I’ve been trained by a doctor to administer Botox … I only injected a little bit, because you really shouldn’t do it while you’re pregnant,” she told The Sun. “I sneaked out to get my hair extensions changed too. It was important for me to look my best when the babies were born.”
The newborn triplets have their pick of babysitters: Cutts and her estranged husband are parents of Charles, 21, Emma, 26, Sam, 23, and Amy, 19.
“My daughters have come to see their new siblings and are over the moon,” Cutts told The Sun. “My granddaughter Elizabeth understands I was pregnant, but is too young to realize it was her aunt and uncles.”
Cutts revealed to The Sun that up until the day she conceived, she was weight training and body-building while working four night shifts a week as a nurse. “I need to be fit and stay as well as I can. I spent 11 years in the Navy and ran four marathons. I know how to look after myself,” she said. “I also have great family genes. My mum is 75 and healthy and my great grandmother lived until she was 100. I have longevity in my blood so there’s no reason why I won’t be around to meet the triplets’ children.”
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