A Warwickshire woman has revealed how much she loves being a surrogate but when it comes to having her own children, it’s a no thank you.
Annie Peverell, from Rugby, in the UK, gave birth for the fourth time in January 2019 for couple Amanda and Jason McKeane, after helping them several years ago have their daughter, Effie.
The 40-year-old has helped two other couples realise their dream of becoming parents but said she has no intention of having her own.
She told the UK media: “I love the feeling of growing a new life for someone who can’t do it themselves and the thrill of seeing a positive pregnancy test.
“Seeing that first scan and feeling the little kicks are just amazing”
She said she was desperate to experience a pregnancy but didn’t want to have her own baby and when a friend suggested she become a surrogate.
She said: “I couldn’t get the idea off my mind, so I researched it and before I knew it, I was at a social event with other with other surrogates and parents-to-be.”
Amanda was diagnosed with endometrial cancer and had to have a total hysterectomy. But before she had the surgery, she was able to freeze embryos and the couple knew the only way they could have a family was through surrogacy.
Amanda and Jason now have four-year-old, Effie and they welcomed Jude, thanks to Annie, in January.
Annie said her husband, Steve, 49, is very supportive of her being a surrogate mother.
She said: “I wouldn’t have life any other way.”
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