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10th Nov 2018

Woman in UK gives birth to her 21st child, insists this will be her last

Jade Hayden

The womb that just keeps on giving.

A woman in the UK has just given birth to her 21st child – and insists that this will be her last.

Sue Radford and husband Noel welcomed baby number 21 earlier this week, bringing their total family number up to a fairly considerable 23.

Baby Bonnie-Raye weighed 8lb 4oz. Sue was in labour in 12 minutes.

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The 42-year-old mother told The Sun that she had wanted more gas and air during the birth but there “wasn’t any time”

She also said that the rest of her children were only delighted to welcome newborn Bonnie-Raye to their home.

“They were all fighting over the first cuddle,” she said. “It’s such a lovely moment when you bring a newborn home and the others are all lined up ready to hold her.”

Sue gave birth to her first baby, Christopher, when she was 14.

Husband Noel said that originally, he thought the pair of them would only have three children. The 47-year-old had a vasectomy a few years ago, which he eventually reversed.

Sue said this week that baby 21 is going to be her last.

“The maternity clothes will be going in the bin shortly,” she said. “I won’t miss being pregnant at all.”

“All the midwives at the hospital were asking if they would see us again next year and we both said, ‘definitely not’. We’re just going to keep enjoying the children and enjoy our grandchildren.”

Sue made similar comments last year following the birth of now 14-month-old Archie.