That’s not Cancer, It’s A Baby!

by in IVF, Unusual Baby Stories

A 57 year old UK woman was pleasantly surprised to find out she was expecting after doctors initially feared she had ovarian cancer.

Susan Tollefsen, from Romford, east London, was sent to hospital for emergency tests on her swelling belly eight weeks ago, but was instead congratulated by the sonographer who told her she was almost 30 weeks pregnant.

She will become one of Britain’s oldest mothers when she gives birth to a baby girl, who she has already named Freya, by caesarean section next week.

Ms Tollefsen, and her partner, Nick Mayer, 46, have been trying to have a baby by IVF for several years.

The couple thought their hopes of having a baby through IVF were over when Ms Tollefsen suffered an apparent miscarriage within four weeks of two fertilised embryos being implanted at a Russian fertility clinic.

Even though she had miscarried and a blood test and home pregnancy test appeared to confirm this by showing negative, the mom to be believes that she was carrying twins the other survived. Related Articles:


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