No, it’s not the backwoods-incest story you might be expecting: Just weeks after Patrick Sloan of South Yorkshire, England, announced that his second wife, Joanne, was pregnant, Sloan’s daughter, Odette, 35, revealed that she was too. Three weeks later, Odette’s daughter Fern, 18, followed suit.
Patrick, who plans to retire in five years, is understandably bewildered:
“When I told friends and work colleagues they were astounded and couldn’t believe it.’
Odette said: “Fern was only 18 at the time and it was the last thing we expected. It was strange knowing I was pregnant at the same time as my daughter and my mother-in-law. But I knew I could help Fern and be there for her when she needed me.”
Joanne, who is only four years older than Odette, said: “It was a shock initially realising I was having a child at a similar time to Patrick’s daughter and granddaughter but we were all really happy and couldn’t wait for the three babies to arrive.”