At the age of 54, Karen Johnston could be counting down the days until her eight children have all flown the nest.
Instead, she's having two more of them.
A self-confessed baby addict, she was devastated when she went through the menopause six years ago and was told that she was too old to have IVF in Britain.
Thanks to IVF treatment in a foreign clinic, Mrs Johnston is now six months pregnant with twins - 33 years after she had her first child.
This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on Dailymail.co.uk
Read more: Twins at 54 for the mother who didn't think eight was enough
Originally posted on March 11, 2010.
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