The mother of Baby P wants another child, according to reports.
Tracey Connelly is to be released imminently after serving six years for causing or allowing her son's death, in a crime that horrified a nation.
According to the Sunday People, Connelly is "desperate" to be a mum again after "mourning" her dead son Peter.
If she were to fall pregnant she would face a legal battle to keep the child as social services would push for the child to be taken out of her care.
Such a case would likely be paid for by legal aid at a cost to the taxpayer.
The 32-year-old, who allowed little Peter to be tortured to death by her boyfriend is to be set free early as experts believe she poses "no danger to the public."
Peter was just 17 months old when he was found dead in his blood-spattered cot at his mother's north London flat, after suffering a catalogue of injuries, including a broken back.
Although he was on the at-risk register following some 60 visits from social workers, police and health professionals, the warning signs were not acted upon
A series of reviews identified missed opportunities when officials could have saved him had they acted sooner.
His mother was branded "manipulative, self-centred and calculating" during her trial in the Old Bailey.
Connelly wrote a letter to the judge presiding over her trial on the eve of her sentencing, expressing remorse for the death of her son.
"Dear judge ... I accept I failed my son Peter," she wrote.
"By not being fully open with social services I stopped them being able to do a full job. As a direct result of this, my son got hurt and sadly lost his short life.
"I have lost all I hold dear to me. Now every day of my life is full of guilt. I am trying to come to terms with my failure as a mother.
"There is not a day that goes by that I don't cry at some point. I have let down my family, my ex-husband, myself and most importantly my darling son.
"I would like to say I am sorry for all the pain and suffering my failures have caused."
News of her release was met with anger from Peter's grandmother, Mary O'Connor.
"She should never come out," she said, speaking to Sky News. "But even if she does I won't be seeing her again; she's out of my life."
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