London: A British surrogate to Osama bin Laden`s son Omar and his wife, Zaina, is expecting twins.
Louise Pollard discovered that she’s pregnant with two babies during her eight-week scan at a private clinic in Manchester.
She had conceived via IVF using the sperm of Omar and the eggs of his 54-year-old British wife, Zaina.
Omar lives in the Gulf state Qatar and is not allowed to enter Britain.
However, his wife, who is from Cheshire, hopes the children will be schooled in the UK.
Pollard, a PA from Bristol, said Zaina was at her side when she realised she was expecting twins.
“The sonographer put the ultrasound on my stomach and straight away I saw two distinct sacs, which meant there were two babies,” the Daily Mail quoted her as saying.
“I said, `Oh my God, that`s twins` and the sonographer showed us one head and then the other. Zaina was in tears and I just sat there in shock,” she added.
Zaina left Omar last month, just as the pregnancy was announced. He was diagnosed with schizophrenia following weeks of erratic behaviour during which he began to hear the voice of his father in his head.
She has since returned to her home in Cheshire where she and Pollard have been spending much of their time together.