Maureen Hunt talks about how she ended up with twins after her husband’s condom burst!
Resource Type: Audio | Posted on 12th September 2011 by Liam Physick
Maureen Hunt mentions her children: she had six in total, of whom five are still alive. On one occasion, she ended up having twins after her husband’s condom split! Her mother was not impressed when she found out!
Interviewee: Maureen Hunt
Interviewee Gender: Female
Maureen: This is my eldest lad, you know.
Jenny: Oh, how many children have you got, Maureen?
Jenny: And Bernieâ€™s your . . .
Maureen: I had six, but five.
Pat: Bernieâ€™s a mind of information.
Maureen: Heâ€™s the eldest, and heâ€™s five and a half years older than the youngest. (laughs)
Jenny: (laughs) Oh, right!
Pat: No telly in your house, Maureen! (they all laugh)
Maureen: Actually, the condom burst and I ended up with twins! (Pat laughs very loudly)
Jenny: Oh, have you got twins?
Maureen: You think Iâ€™m kidding and Iâ€™m not!
Pat: (inaudible due to laughing)
Jenny: (laughing) This is, we are recording, right . . . !
Pat: Oh, but you can edit bits off!
Jenny: I can edit!
Maureen: Why, we havenâ€™t recording now?
Maureen: No, well, when Iâ€™d had our Bernard, I, I said to big Bernard, â€śYou put something in thatâ€ť (Pat and Jenny burst out laughing), and then I, I ended up in hospital, and me cousin took me down on the back of a motorbike.
Maureen: I was out here, he was on the petrol tank, and the nurse goes, a student nurse and she goes, â€śI can find two headsâ€ť, and the, the nursing sister said, â€śI donâ€™t think so, oneâ€™s the bottom and oneâ€™s the headâ€ť, she said â€śNo, thereâ€™s a head there and a head thereâ€ť, I was, I was seven and a half months pregnant, like . . .
Pat: Is this at Sefton General, Maureen . . .
Pat: . . . yeah?
Maureen: Yeah, Sefton General, opposite the mental home.
Maureen: Anyway, me mam come in and they said, â€śOh, it says twinsâ€ť, me mam says, â€śShe canâ€™t have twins, sheâ€™s already got one at homeâ€ť, so the midwife turned round and said to me mother, â€śBetter go and tell her husband, thenâ€ť. (laughs)
Jenny: So, you didnâ€™t know until . . . ?
Maureen: No. Then I went on the pill, it was eight months again when I got blew up, (in a posh voice) â€śGo home, mother, youâ€™re between seven and eight months pregnantâ€ť, (Jenny sounds exasperated) same with the, me last one, I never knew the last one.
Jenny: Really, you didnâ€™t know til . . .
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