UK 'babyholic' gives birth to 15th child

A British self-confessed "babyholic" has given birth to her 15th child and is already planning number 16.

Sue Povey, 43, gave birth on Friday (local time) to daughter Isabelle, 23 years after delivering her first child.

"I really adore newborn babies. I suppose you could say it's like an addiction," she said from her hospital bed in Swindon, western England.

"It's like a drug. I definitely want another one. I think having babies keeps me young ... I'd still love to have twins, always have done. We might try again some time. I don't know how I'll cope when I can't have any more."

Mrs Povey's husband of 25 years, Ian, says all good things must come to an end.

"I don't know if we will set a limit, it's a bit early to say. But we can't go on forever," he said.

"Nature will eventually take its course."

He added he was "really, really pleased" to have another daughter, in addition to his six sons.

The couple will now live in their six-bedroom house in the town of Swindon with 13 of their children, with two having flown the nest.