Oldest mum on TV show
PUBLISHED: 10:49 17 March 2006 | UPDATED: 21:46 28 May 2010
A MARCH grandmother who caused a storm after she became Britain's oldest mum, featured in a special TV documentary on older parents. Pauline Lyon became Britain's oldest mum in 1995 after she lied about her age to have in vitro fertilisation (IVF). She wa
A MARCH grandmother who caused a storm after she became Britain's oldest mum, featured in a special TV documentary on older parents.Pauline Lyon became Britain's oldest mum in 1995 after she lied about her age to have in vitro fertilisation (IVF).She was 51 when she gave birth to daughter Lauren who is now nine, four years later she had a second IVF child.Now Mrs Lyons and her family have appeared on the documentary 'Britain's Oldest Mums and Dads' which was shown on ITV on Wednesday.Mrs Lyon, now 62, talked to the programme about life with her two children and revealed her thoughts on having a fourth child.She said: "Sometimes people say, 'Oh, you're out with nanny and granddad'. I say 'No, mummy and daddy' and they just accept it. They say sorry and I just carry on. I don't get embarrassed; I'm used to it now."I'm just proud to be their mum and I'm going to tell everyone about it."The programme explored how medical advances means more and more people are postponing parenthood until much later in their lives.Mrs Lyon became one of Britain's oldest mums when she gave birth to Lauren at 51, and Brodie at the age of 55.She already has a grown-up daughter, but wanted a baby with her new husband and lied about her age to get IVF treatment.The programme also looked into the difficulties facing children born to older parents, not knowing how long they will be around when the child grows up.Lauren said: "I have to be independent, Just in case my mum and dad die and then me and Brodie don't have anybody to look after us. So we have to be independent and take care of ourselves.
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