Girl at last: 15 years British couple deliver first daughter after 10 sons

A British couple married for fifteen years could not be more elated as they welcomed their first daughter having had ten sons in a row.

Alexis and David Brett are the first British couple known to have ten boys in a row, after first becoming a mother to a bouncing baby boy when she was 22, Alexis went on to have nine more babies over the next 15 years – all of them male.

It was last Christmas Eve, when Alexis – who has spent more than eight years of the past 18 pregnant – suspected she might be pregnant again and a home test confirmed it.

With their other babies, the Bretts had no idea of which sex they were until they were born, but this time they had a gender scan at a private clinic.

‘Curiosity did get the better of us,’ said Alexis. ‘When the results came in the post, Harrison opened the envelope because I was too nervous. When we realised it was a girl, we were amazed. It sounds silly because it’s a 50:50 chance, but we were surprised anyway.

Alexis, who has joked in the past that she is ‘immune’ to most birth control methods, intends to return to her job as a part-time fitness instructor in a few weeks.

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