'This year I lost triplets, so having another child at 40 is a blessing': Brexit MEP and mother-of-two Annunziata Rees-Mogg reveals she is 16 weeks pregnant months after suffering a miscarriage
- Mother-of-two Annunziata Rees-Mogg, 40, has revealed that she is pregnant
- In February she miscarried at eight weeks, which turned out to be triplets
- She says her and her husband are delighted that the baby made it safely this far
Jacob Rees-Mogg's sister Annunziata has revealed she is pregnant after suffering the heart-breaking miscarriage of triplets earlier this year.
The mother-of two, 40, has described the pregnancy as 'not expected but very, very welcome'.
In February this year Annunziata suffered a miscarriage at the eight week stage of her pregnancy - which turned out to be triplets.
In February this year Annunziata (pictured) suffered a miscarriage at the eight week stage of her pregnancy - which turned out to be triplets
She told The Telegraph: 'My husband and I are just delighted that I've made it safely this far and look forward to having another sibling for our two daughters.'
As well as the tragedy in February, Annunziata also had to deal with the premature birth of her second child, Molly, who was born at 25 weeks in March 2018, weighing just 1lb 11oz.
The couple were told that Molly's chances of survival – and survival without severe brain damage – were very small.
Eighteen months on, after a couple of minor operations, Molly is 'thriving', although she will continue to have check-ups until she is two.
Annunziata found out she was pregnant again in January this year but went straight to the doctor when she started spotting, after her worrying experience with Molly.
Jacob Rees-Mogg's sister Annunziata has revealed she is pregnant after suffering the heart-breaking miscarriage of triplets earlier this year. She is pictured here with her brother Jacob-Rees Mogg
Annunziata Rees-Mogg (far right) with her family at a mass for her late father, Lord Rees-Mogg, in December 2012
The member of the European Parliament for the Brexit Party, who turned 40 in March, a month after she lost the babies, has since learned that as you get older, multiple pregnancies are more likely.
At 16 weeks pregnant the politician stood up to deliver her maiden speech as a Brexit Party MEP on Thursday – accusing the EU of 'betraying democracy' – which was praised as 'brilliant' by her brother Jacob.
She joined the Brexit Party in April saying: 'It seemed like something I just had to do as I watched our democracy disintegrate. I couldn't sit by and let that happen without trying to do something to protect it.'
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage (centre) with Jonathan Bullock (left), Tracey Knowles and Annunziata Rees-Mogg (right), who stood to be MEPs in the East Midlands, during a Brexit Party walkabout in Lincoln
The Brexit Party went on to win 29 seats – including Annunziata's East Midlands constituency – becoming the largest single national party in the European Parliament.
Speaking about her pregnancy she says she won't find out the sex of this baby.
'I've been thinking a girl would be easier on the grounds I wouldn't have to buy anything at all,' she told The Telegraph, 'but in fact, Jacob's lot do have plenty of blue stuff.'
Annunziata lives in a Lincolnshire village with her husband, management consultant, Matthew Glanville.