A new record has been set in the UK where a 50-year-old woman has given birth to a set of quadruplets, defying as much as a million-to-one odds.
The feat by the 50-year old is historic as she is now UK’s oldest mother of quadruplets.
Tracey Britten, a grandmother-of-eight, has hailed her IVF babies a “miracle” after they were delivered by a team of 35 medics.
Ms Britten, from London, said she “can’t wait to get them home” after she gave birth to her quadruplets — three girls and a boy – by Cesarean last week, Evening Standard has reported.
The mother, who also has three grown-up children and eight grandchildren, described the experience as a “whirlwind.”
She said: “It’s been a whirlwind and I’m so grateful. One of the quads has had so many tubes around her that I haven’t seen her face properly.
“The babies have not all been together yet, each hooked up to different machines.”
The newborns are all said to be doing well in London’s University College Hospital, where they were delivered, and Ms Britten said she hoped they would be home for Christmas.
The news comes after it was revealed earlier this year that she was carrying the quads after spending £7,000 on IVF in Cyprus.
Giving birth to quadruplets is extremely rare. In June, St George’s hospital in Tooting, south London, delivered its first set of quadruplets in 13 years.
Only two such births were recorded in England and Wales in 2014, three in 2015 and five in 2016.
The 50-year-old has eight grandkids and said she always wanted to keep having kids
She began hormone jabs at home and in April flew to Cyprus — telling pals it was a holiday.
She went to the private Kolan British IVF Center where her eggs were extracted and fertilised by Stephen’s sperm. Four embryos were implanted.
One stopped growing and one divided to make twins.
She is 25 weeks pregnant and set to be the UK’s oldest mum of quads. Doctors are planning a caesarean birth at 32 weeks.
The Londoner feels that the babies are a gift from her dead mum who always wanted twins
The Londoner feels that the babies are a gift from her late mum, who always wanted twins