Tess Morten had always dreamed of becoming a mum but after three failed IVF attempts and going through the menopause at 40, she believed it would never happen.
47-year-old Tess was taking HRT to combat her hot flushes and had been feeling unwell for some time.
Her doctor was concerned that Tess could have ovarian cancer when she reported feeling bloated, tired and sick and told her to “prepare for the worst”.
However, there was an incredible surprise in store, Tess was actually pregnant!
She told The Sun: “The hospital doctor was looking at the monitor as he rolled the scanner over my stomach and said, ‘Your ovaries are fine but look at this’ ".
“I looked at the screen and could see a baby. I said, ‘Is this mine?’ ”
“The nurse was holding my hand because I was scared it was bad news. I cried because I never thought it would happen to me”.
Tess explained: “I was stunned because I had been through the menopause and didn’t think it was possible. I feel I’ve been blessed”.
Tess and her husband Neil Morten had been trying for a baby since their marriage in 2003.
After unsuccessful attempts at IVF, the couple decided to foster children instead as they thought they would never have a baby of their own.
Tess went home to deliver the amazing news to Neil who was looking after their three foster children.
She said: “Neil was worried because I hadn’t phoned. He saw me smirking as I pulled into the drive and came to the door.
“I whispered, ‘It’s not cancer, it’s a baby in my tummy.’ He was mouthing swear words. He was over the moon”, she revealed.
Tess and Neil had an anxious wait as the mum-to-be had to undergo tests to check everything was ok with the baby.
Thankfully, everything was fine and at their next scan, the couple found out they were expecting a healthy baby girl.
Tess gave birth to a baby girl, named Molly, in January of this year. Molly was in perfect health and weighed 7lb 14oz.
Doctors believe that the HRT Tess was taking stimulated her ovaries to produce more eggs and this is how she became pregnant.
This a very rare occurrence and doctors say it usually only happens around the beginning of menopause.
Congrats to Tess and Neil on their beautiful baby girl!