The wonder of science is giving a woman who has had problems with infertility a chance to be a mom with the help of her own mother.
Breanna Lockwood’s mother, Julie Loving, is carrying Lockwood’s child.
“My mom wants to be a grandma just as much as I want to be a mom, so she’s doing everything she can,” Lockwood told Good Morning America.
Lockwood and her husband, Aaron, have been trying to have a baby since 2016. They’ve tried traditional conception, multiple rounds of in vitro fertilization, 476 injections and surgeries but suffered miscarriages. The couple was told that surrogacy was the only option since her body could not handle a pregnancy, according to The Washington Post.
Doctors said they should find a family member because it is expensive to have a surrogate through an agency. Her mother actually suggested that she would help bring a new life into the world, The Washington Post reported.
“I’ve run 19 marathons and done many triathlons,” the 51-year-old grandmother-to-be told “GMA.” “I felt like health-wise I could do it and I had really easy pregnancies with my two kids.”
Loving had to get the green light not only from her primary care physician but also from her OBGYN, a high-risk obstetrician and a psychologist. She passed it all.
She had a successful embryo transfer with the first procedure in February. She’s due Nov. 12.
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