|Jill Hawkins is a surrogate queen|
After serious complications while expecting her eighth child, Jill Hawkins vowed to stop being a surrogate mother.
But her addiction to pregnancy proved too strong to resist.
Miss Hawkins is due to give birth to twins – her ninth and tenth surrogate babies – three weeks before her 48th birthday.
And she is not planning to stop there.
Ignoring the potentially life-threatening health risks, the legal secretary is determined to squeeze in two more pregnancies before she reaches 50.
During her previous pregnancy in 2010 Miss Hawkins, who is single and has no children of her own, spent most of the year on sick leave, confined to bed for days at a time with nausea and headaches.
After the baby, a boy, was induced, Miss Hawkins promised her worried family that she would call time on her career as a surrogate mother.
But yesterday she spoke of her pride at the prospect of taking her total of babies into double figures.