Mother of Britain’s biggest family Sue Radford reveals she’s full-term with her 22nd baby at 37 weeks – and says her hospital is only allowing one birthing partner amid pandemic
- Sue Radford has shared a picture of her 37 week baby bump ahead of birth
- Sue, 44, and husband Noel, 48, from Lancashire, are parents to 21 children
- Said hospital isn’t allowing more than one birthing partner during pandemic
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Sue Radford has shared a picture of her 37-week baby bump, as Britain’s biggest family prepare to welcome another child in weeks.
Sue, 44, and husband Noel, 48, from Lancashire, who welcomed their first of 21 children thirty years ago, announced the latest pregnancy in a clip posted to YouTube in October.
The new arrival, expected over the coming weeks, will be a little girl, bringing the family’s total up to 11 girls and 11 boys.
And this week Sue Radford took to their Instagram account, which boasts 231,000 followers, to share picture and reveal that the hospital are only allowing one birthing partner.
Sue Radford has shared a picture of her 37-week baby bump, as Britain’s biggest family prepare to welcome another child in weeks
The picture quickly racked up 14,000 likes and Sue wrote: ‘Today I’m 37 weeks pregnant which means our baby girl is classed as full term #37weekspregnant #babygirl #notlongnow #fullterm.
Responding to a follower on whether husband Noel would be allowed to be at the birth, she added: ‘Yes he will be but they are limiting to only one birth partner’.
One follower wrote: Good luck! I’m 36 weeks tomorrow and dreading what’s in store for us labour wise at hospitals at the moment’.
Another added: ‘Oh my goodness, it has came around so fast! Please take care when your in hospital, such a worrying time for you mammas.’
Sue, 44, and husband Noel, 48, from Lancashire, who welcomed their first of 21 children (seen) thirty years ago, announced the latest pregnancy in a clip posted to YouTube in October
Speaking about the new addition Sue recently told The Sun: ‘Most people have one of each sex and stop there. It is perfect to have an exact balance of boys to girls so we have 11 to 11’.
She added: ‘Now we will all have to agree on a name for her – it will be as difficult as Brexit with all the kids having their own opinions on what names they like.’
The family, who claim £170 in child benefits a week, have to rely on Mr Radford’s bakery business to make ends meet and pay for their ten-bedroom house.
All of them apart from Chris and Sophie still live with their parents, with Sophie now having three children of her own.
And this week Sue Radford took to their Instagram account , which boasts 231,000 followers, to share picture and reveal that the hospital are only allowing one birthing partner
The most recent child is Bonnie Raye, who was born in November 2018, with the others being Chris, 30, Sophie, 25, Chloe, 23, Jack, 22, Daniel, 20, Luke, 18, Millie, 17, Katie, 16, James, 15, Ellie, 14, Aimee, 13, Josh, 12, Max, 11, Tillie, nine, Oscar, seven, Casper, six, Hallie, four, Phoebe, three, and Archie 22 months.
The couple met for the first time when Sue was seven, before going on to have their first child when Sue was 14 and Noel was 19.
They got married in 1993 when Sue turned 18, and went on to have nine children before Noel had a vasectomy – which he later had reversed.
Sadly Alfie, the couple’s 17th child, was still born on July 6th 2014.
Pictured two years ago (with ages stated at the time): The Radford children. Left to right, top row: Luke, 16, Chloe, 21, Mille, 16, holding Hallie, two, Katie, 14, and Sophie, 23. Left to right, middle row: Daniel, 18, Ellie, 12, father Noel Radford holding Phoebe, one, Mother Sue holding newborn Archie, Josh, 10, and Jack, 20. Left to right, bottom row: Aimee, 11, Tilly, seven, Max, eight, Casper, four, Oscar, five, and James, 13.
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