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Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, April 15, 2016 | 0 comments

Image: Mrs Bezant received eggs fertilized by her husbandA 56-year-old woman has become the oldest mother of twins in the UK, after receiving fertility treatment.

Lynn Bezant, from Croughton in Northamptonshire, gave birth to the boy and girl by Caesarean section on Thursday.

The fertility expert who treated her has defended his decision, saying he was "delighted" by news of the birth to a "kind and loving" couple .

The non-identical twins, called David and Susan, were born by Caesarean section at 36 weeks into the pregnancy at the Horton General Hospital in Banbury, Oxon.

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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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