Los Angeles| A Yorkshire mum revealed how she was thrilled to become a grandma at the age of 37 after her daughter battled through endometriosis to give birth at 18.
Elizabeth Elliott, from Pontefract, West Yorkshire, welcomed her granddaughter, Elizabeth-Hope, into the world last year and is delighted with how her daughter Chloe, has taken to motherhood.
After having Chloe at a young age, Elizabeth assumed her daughter would not follow in her footsteps, even encourage her to wait to have a baby.
Chloe had struggled with endometriosis and polycystic ovaries and Elizabeth had not thought she would ever be a grandma, so the pregnancy came as a happy surprise.
Elizabeth explained: ‘Becoming a grandma at 37 was the best thing that ever happened to me.
‘It was just a miracle that came out of a bad situation with Chloe being so unwell.
‘When she got pregnant it was a shock, but it was a welcomed shock as she’s still doing her A-levels, but she’s doing it from home and her baby is now in the midst of it all.
‘I think her having a baby saved her life, it’s something she’s always dreamt of as we were worried it would never happen because of her endometriosis – it was a real blessing.
‘People are always shocked I’m a grandma. People think I’m the mum, but I point out Chloe is the mum.
‘I get told I look too young to be a grandma.’
Elizabeth is proud of how Chloe has worked hard to make sure she is the best mum possible.