Maddie Mawditt is one of five mums featured in documentary series The Surrogates, which airs on BBC3 on Sunday
By Claudia Tanner
Ask any woman who’s been pregnant and she is likely to tell you it isn’t all roses. There’s the morning sickness, fatigue, stretch marks, followed by the actual birth.
But mothers will say it’s all worth it as you get to take home your baby at the end.
Except, for Maddie Mawditt, that wasn’t the plan. As soon as baby Hannah – conceived using her own eggs – was born, she was handed to her two dads, Alex and Richard Margerison, who held her with tears streaming down their cheeks.
Becoming a surrogate was ‘something I’d always considered’, says Maddie, 31, from Bristol, who was a single mother, with two boys, aged 10 and eight, when she started the process.
‘As I was approaching my 30th birthday, I thought it was a good time to look into it
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