Saturday 16 December 2017

Grandmother's shock at pregnancy

Grandmother Debbie Hughes was shocked to discover she was pregnant again at the age of 53
Grandmother Debbie Hughes was shocked to discover she was pregnant again at the age of 53

A grandmother has described her shock at finding out she was pregnant again at the age of 53.

Despite taking the contraceptive pill, Debbie Hughes found out she was expecting a baby when she began putting on weight.

She had been made so "paranoid" by her family and her partner that she made a trip to see the doctor, who confirmed she was going to have another child.

Ms Hughes told ITV's Daybreak: "I didn't think it was possible. Not at my age, not at all."

She has since given birth to a baby boy, Kyle, who is seven months old and fully healthy.

She already had two sons, Mark, aged 26, and 11-year-old Brandon, and is a grandmother to two girls who are both older than their uncle Kyle.

Ms Hughes, a jewellery assistant from Daventry in Northamptonshire, said she was pleased she was not treated any differently from any other woman during her pregnancy.

"Nobody seemed to make a big deal out of it," she said. "I wasn't treated any different from anybody else. I went through the normal scans and nobody treated me any different, I just did the same as any normal mum."

Being that bit older has not made much of a difference to her energy levels, she said. "I don't feel any different than I did when I was younger. You're just as tired as when you're 20-something as when you're 50-something."

Kyle's brother Brandon might be happy to hear his mother say the latest addition is definitely the last one. Brandon added: "He's cool but sometimes he keeps me awake."

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