A 55-year-old British grandmother is making history this month. Sharon Cutts, a nurse who lives in the town of Boston, England, has gone through a four-year saga, and spent about $21,000 to break this incredible record.
It all started when Cutts met the man of her dreams, Stuart Reynolds, who is 15 years younger. She had four adult kids and was going through menopause; he was childless and looking to start a family. The couple went to various fertility clinics, but getting IVF in England is expensive after the age of 42--British health insurance won't cover it because the success rates are so low (1 percent) for 40-something women.
So Cutts and Reynolds took out loans. The first try, at a private clinic, resulted in miscarriage. Then the couple traveled to Cyprus. The doctors there implanted embryos from donor eggs that had been fertilized by Reynolds' sperm.
This time the IVF was so successful that Cutts gave birth to triplets! She's now the oldest woman in Great Britain to achieve this feat.
They're younger than her grandkids.Posted by The Sun on Tuesday, April 5, 2016
They're younger than her grandkids.
She even had a chance to sneak off to get hair extensions and Botox before the babies birth! Mom and dad are doing fine, though they were overwhelmed at first. But as Cutts told the Sun: "I spent 11 years in the Navy and ran four marathons. I know how to look after myself."
The babies were born in late March. Each weighed between 4 and 5 pounds. They have plenty of relatives: Cutts has four kids from a previous marriage, and four grandchildren.