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The British woman who became the world's oldest natural mother at 59

Dawn Brooke and her sonA British woman who gave birth at the age of 59 is believed to be the world's oldest natural mother, it emerged yesterday.

Dawn Brooke gave birth without the aid of fertility treatment breaking the previous world record for a natural pregnancy by two years.

Mrs Brooke and her husband Raymond avoided publicity at the time of their son's birth 10 years ago and details have only now emerged after some of the family spoke out.

The unnamed boy will celebrate his tenth birthday today, while his mother is now 69. He was born by caesarean delivery at the island's Princess Elizabeth Hospital on Aug 20, 1997 three months after the couple had married.

Source: Telegraph
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