Health Grandma defies odds to give birth at 51

02:09  13 september  2017
02:09  13 september  2017 Source:   9news.com.au

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A grandmother has defied the odds to give birth at the age of 51 . Lynn Cooper, from the Gold Coast, welcomed her baby son into the world in May with her 34-year-old husband Brad, who she met online more than 10 years ago.

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A Gold Coast grandmother who had her first child 30 years ago has defied medical odds to give birth again at 51.

Lynn Cooper recently brought her fifth child into the world, and remarkably, she used her own eggs to do so.

Baby Harrison is her second child with 34-year-old husband Brad, with daughter Mia being born three and a half years ago.

Mr and Mrs Cooper met online over a decade ago.

Mrs Cooper already had three children from a previous relationship and said originally, having more kids wasn't on the agenda for either of them.

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However, after getting married, Mr Cooper said he raised the idea with his wife.

"She was willing to give it a go, have a look at least," he said.

<p>When grandmother Lynn Cooper married her second husband Brad, it didn’t take long for the clucky pair to want a family of their own.</p> © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd

When grandmother Lynn Cooper married her second husband Brad, it didn’t take long for the clucky pair to want a family of their own.

However, with Mrs Cooper then aged 47, they knew it would be a challenge.

Mrs Cooper said most IVF specialists were unwilling to help her due to her age.

However, after finally finding a doctor to help them, their second round of IVF was a success, followed by a problem-free pregnancy.

"I actually breezed through it," Mrs Cooper said.

"I didn't have any problems."

Two years later, the Coopers decided to try for a sibling for Mia, and after one round of IVF, Mrs Cooper again fell pregnant.

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"They were a little bit astonished because they couldn't believe that," she said.

The family now includes Mr and Mrs Cooper, five children, and 10 grandchildren from Mrs Coopers older offspring.

"You're only as old as you feel," Mrs Cooper said.

"I will always stand by my kids."

However, husband and wife have both ruled out trying for a third.

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