MND campaigner Lucy Lintott is having a baby.

Just a few months after announcing her engagement, the Evening Times Scotswoman of the Year revealed on social media that she is expecting a baby boy.

Doctors believe she is the first person ever with Motor Neurone Disease to become pregnant post-diagnosis.

"They told us there are no known cases anywhere of someone with MND becoming pregnant," said Lucy.

"But my womb is unaffected by MND so in theory I should have a normal pregnancy and be able to have a natural birth."

She added: "I see a consultant and get scanned once a month, and the doctors have said they will just have to play things by ear - just like any other mum-to-be. If there are complications then we will deal with them - just like anyone else."


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Lucy's Twitter post read: “We’re delighted to announce that early next year we’ll be bringing our baby boy into the world!”

It was accompanied by a picture of Lucy, proudly showing off her bump, with fiancé Tommy Smith who proposed to her in May.

“We’re so happy,” she said. “It’s been a tiring few months, I've had loads of morning sickness and we’re planning our wedding too - but I’m fine. I just get very tired so I have to be careful. I'm taking a break from fundraising just now to concentrate on staying healthy."

Lucy added with a laugh: "Both our families are so excited. My mum cannot wait to be a granny! She is over the moon."

The baby is due at the end of February, and Lucy and Tommy have set a wedding date for the end of May.

"I'm still hoping I can get to Scotswoman of the Year too," she laughed.

Lucy, from Garmouth in Moray, was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, an incurable condition which usually affects people over 40, when she was just 19.

MND gradually makes gripping, walking, talking and swallowing extremely difficult and eventually impossible.

Since the devastating diagnosis six years ago, Lucy has opened up her life to help other sufferers, and has raised £183,000 to help find a cure.

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She was crowned Evening Times Scotswoman of the Year in 2018 for her inspirational awareness-raising campaign.

Lucy’s blog, (which can be found at has inspired people all over the world. She wrote a bucket list of things she wanted to do, including many helping other people going through difficult times, and began raising money to help the search for a cure.

With the help of her mum and dad, Lydia and Robert, and brother and sister Ross and Laura, Lucy made a documentary for the BBC, called MND and 22-year-old Me, which was viewed by more than half a million people.