Updated 20 May 2014

Pregnancy addict "won't stop until her womb falls out"

A British woman has found herself addicted to the “thrill” of being pregnant, bearing seven children so far.

Tara Sawyer, of Cambridgeshire, recently turned to surrogacy and has given birth to three children in the past two years. Amazingly, she’s also done it all for free despite being entitled to hundreds of thousands of Rand in expenses, reports the Daily Mail.

Sawyer claims that when she isn’t pregnant she feels “empty” and “broody”, hence the reason she began to trawl surrogacy forums looking for those in need.  The first time she inseminated herself at home using a plastic pipette and she’s been hooked ever since.

Just days after she gave birth Sawyer reported feeling empty. At first her and her husband feared that she had become attached to the child, which was biologically hers, but then it dawned on them that she was actually missing the bump.

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Part of the appeal for Sawyer is that she claims to look and feel at her best when pregnant. She engages in regular swimming and yoga and follows a strict regime of healthy diet and vitamins.

Even better, despite her numerous pregnancies she has yet to develop any stretch marks.

Her most recent surrogacy resulted in twin boys which she handed over to the happy recipients in January. She’s now looking for her next opportunity and hopes to be pregnant again by the end of the year. 

Sawyer's husband is reportedly fine with the arrangement as long as she doesn't become attached to her surrogate children. The couple already have 4 children of their own.

Sources: Daily Mail/Metro/Parentdish
Image credit: Barcroft Media

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