There are several stories of surrogacy on various social media platforms. In one such incident, a mother turned surrogate and gave birth to her son and daughter-in-law’s baby in Utah, in the United States, according to a report in People. The husband-wife duo were not left many options after the wife had to undergo hysterectomy, a surgical operation to remove all or part of the uterus, the outlet further said.
When Jeff Hauck’s 56-year-old mother Nancy Hauck offered the option to serve as surrogate to him and his wife Cambria, he did not take it as a possibility. However, it worked for the family and the 56-year-old gave birth to the couple’s fifth child – a daughter, the outlet further reported.
Mr Hauck, who is a web developer, called the whole experience “a beautiful moment.” “How many people get to watch their mom give birth?” he told People.
It is also reported that the 56-year-old was in labour for nine hours and called it “a remarkable and spiritual experience” to share as a family. The People report said that Ms Nancy Hauck is facing new emotions of having a baby, but not bringing the baby home with her.
She told the outlet, “It is a mix of deep gratitude and some sadness from the separation.”
As a tribute to the baby’s grandmother, the little girl has been named Hannah. Mr Hauck added that his mother woke up in the middle of the night and heard a voice saying “My name is Hannah.”
The grandmother, who works at the Utah Tech University, became confident the baby would be a girl, even without testing.
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Cambira explained to People that “the name Nancy comes from Hannah. They both mean grace.”
According to the outlet, Dr Russell Foulk said that although it is “unusual for a mother to carry her grandchild, age is really not the limiting factor.” “Really, it goes to health, goes to the state of health of that individual,” he explains.
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