They helped for a while, but as she got closer to menopause (the time of her last period) Lorraine decided to try bioidentical hormone replacement for her menopausal symptoms.

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Dr Geeta Nargund, head of reproductive medicine at St George’s Hospital, London, previously told the Mail: ‘There are rare cases of spontaneous ovulation for women on HRT.‘In the past we’ve seen it happen with women who have gone through early menopause.

Believe it or not, there are women who go through perimenopause and menopause without needing any support. They do not experience the very common symptoms of sleep problems, hot flashes, and mood shifts.

Mrs Morten, from Reading, Berkshire, was taking HRT and had given up on having a child after three failed IVF attempts.

In January this year, she gave birth to Molly at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, who came out weighing healthy 7lb 14oz.

A miracle mother gave birth to a baby that doctors initially suspected was ovarian cancer - seven years after she went through the menopause.

After feeling bloated, tired and sick for several months, Tess Morten, 47, was told to 'fear the worst' by doctors, but was actually three-and-a-half months pregnant.

Bioidentical hormones (and synthetic hormones) have a different three-dimensional structure. Synthetic hormones, like Premarin and Provera, have a molecular structure that is different than bioidentical hormones.

Bioidentical hormones, although created outside your body, have the identical molecular structure as the receptors in your body. This may be why their safety has come into question so many times.

In 1997, British housewife Dawn Brooke became the world’s oldest natural mother at 59.