Mom carries daughter’s baby, to give birth to granddaughter

Mom carries daughter’s baby, will give birth to granddaughter

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.

Loving will give birth to her own grandchild as she is serving as a gestational surrogate for her daughter, “Good Morning America” reported.

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you ladies heard it first! but announced today on our personal page. This was a big step for me. Thinking and praying for each and every one of you! They say, “It takes a village to raise a child”, but for some it can take a village to HAVE a child... ⠀ ⠀ We are happy to announce, finally, ...⠀ BABY LOCKWOOD IS ON THE WAY! ⠀ ⠀ Made with a lot of love, and a little bit of science...⠀ Baby Lockwood will be brought into this world via GESTATIONAL CARRIER, and this little miracle’s carrier is quite a special one. ⠀ ⠀ MY MOM.⠀ My mom will be carrying and delivering our baby!⠀ ⠀ The biggest supporter in my life is giving us our biggest blessing. My beautiful mama is carrying her first grandchild, Aaron and my biological child, as a gestational carrier!⠀ ⠀ Aaron and I had our reproductive DNA taken, fertilized, tested, and frozen via IVF, as my mom breezed through every preliminary test she took, to be able to give us this gift. Defying the odds at 51 years old, she’s pushing reproductive science out of the box, as ONE of only a handful of surrogates NATIONWIDE to deliver their grandchild via gestational surrogacy!⠀ ⠀ The trials and tribulations of infertility was undoubtedly the hardest venture we have had to face in our lives. ⠀ ⠀ In short that included...⠀ ⠀ 1311 days⠀ 476 injections⠀ 64 blood draws⠀ 7 surgical procedures ⠀ 3 rounds of harvesting eggs⠀ 19 frozen embryos ⠀ 8 IVF frozen embryo transfers total⠀ 4 failed embryo transfers⠀ 1 singleton miscarriage⠀ 1 twin miscarriage ⠀ 1 ectopic pregnancy ⠀ Countless tears⠀ ⠀ Sharing this adventure with my mom has been the most unique and amazing experience. Surrogacy is truly the most selfless gift. She is the pure example of “you would do anything for your kids”, and if i can even be half of the mother she is, I know i’m doing something right...⠀ ⠀ I want to give a special thanks to Dr. Kaplan with @fertilitycentersofillinois for his compassion and care in this field.⠀ ⠀ Baby Lockwood we can’t wait to meet you...⠀ See you in November! This content is exclusively managed by Caters News. To license or use in a commercial player please contact licensing@catersnews.com or +44 121 616 1100 / +1 646 380 1615

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“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.

FILE PHOTO: A grandmother will give birth to her own granddaughter.
FILE PHOTO: A grandmother will give birth to her own granddaughter. (Sally Anscombe/Getty Images)