Britain's oldest mum of triplets gives birth at 55

Britain's oldest mum has given birth to triplets at the age of 55.

Sharon Cutts and boyfriend Stuart Reynolds welcomed little Mason, Ryan and Lily into the world on March 21.

Doctors had advised her to abort one of the babies due to the dangers of being pregnant at that age.

But Ms Cutts refused and the tots were born by caesarean section at Nottingham University Hospital each weighing between 4lbs and 5lbs.

And Ms Cutts, who who already has four grown-up children from a previous relationship, says she doesn't care the babies are younger than her grandchildren.

"It means they've got a lot of playmates," she told The Sun.

Doctors advised the couple to abort one of the babies but they refused. Credit: PA

The NHS will will only perform IVF up to the age of 42, so the couple went to a private clinic before travelling to Cyprus for the procedure.

Ms Cutts, a nurse, and Mr Reynolds, a factory worker, from Boston, Lincolnshire, took out loans of £15,000 to pay the medical bills.

Mr Reynolds said: "Now they're here, I wouldn't change it for the world."

Before the birth, Ms Cutts also revealed how she gave herself Botox injections and fresh hair extensions so she could look her best during labour.

"I only injected a little bit, because really you shouldn't do it while you're pregnant. It was important to me to look my best for when the babies were born."