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Grandma who's a mum again at 53

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, February 26, 2021 | 0 comments

Image: Surprise delivery: Debbie Hughes with her new son Kyle who came despite his mother taking the pill

At the age of 53, Debbie Hughes imagined the only babies she would be looking after would be her granddaughters.

Instead, despite taking the contraceptive Pill, she has become one of Britain's oldest ever naturally conceiving mothers – giving birth to a healthy baby boy named Kyle.

Miss Hughes took a pregnancy test after her family teased her about putting on weight, expecting the notion she was having another child to be swiftly ruled out.

But after putting on her reading glasses to decipher the result, the astonishing news began to sink in.

Now she is nursing the unexpected addition to her family, who is 26 years younger than his elder brother.

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Originally posted on January 25th, 2012.
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Image: Surprise Motherhood: A Guide to Unexpected Adult Pregnancy | Paperback: 196 pages | by Ophelia Austin-Small (Author). Publisher: (May 8, 2007)
Surprise Motherhood: A Guide to Unexpected Adult Pregnancy
by Ophelia Austin-Small

-- Pregnancy books on the market have one of two audiences - the teen with an unplanned pregnancy, or the adult with a planned and chosen one.

Nowhere was there a book for the almost 3 million adult women facing surprise pregnancy every year.

Surprise Motherhood is aimed directly at that gap, telling the stories of Ophelia and other women who have faced unplanned pregnancy as an adult, professional women.

With extensive information about options, paternity, career issues, postpartum depression, finances, and more, Surprise Motherhood is the only reference of its kind, and is sure to be an invaluable reader resource.

📚 Paperback: 196 pages
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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 our 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 there will be no more babies in our house.

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