This unique story revolves around a grandmother from Utah, Nancy Hauck. She gave birth to her son and daughter-in-law’s child via surrogacy.
This 56-year-old great-grandmother recently gave birth to her granddaughter named Hannah on 2nd November 2022.
As per People Magazine, Nancy Hauck has a son named Jeff Hauck, who was having difficulties in expanding his family because his wife, Cambria had to undergo a hysterectomy to save her life right after giving birth to their second set of twins.
Jeff and Cambria already share two sets of twins including two twin boys named Diesel, Luca and two twin girls named Vera, Ayva.
After welcoming their twin boys, Cambria went through a lot of complications because of her condition as she was suffering from hemorrhaging, so doctors took a decision to perform a hysterectomy.
“That was a hard choice for us, Cambria shared with People.
“And we both decided that we would just move forward in faith. At some point, we would know what we’re supposed to do.”
Though the parents wanted to have a fifth child but as they only had few choices left, during that time 56-year-old mother stepped in and decided to help the couple by becoming their surrogate.
According to People, “About a month and a half later, Nancy first brought up the idea of being the couple’s surrogate — which nobody, including Nancy, thought would actually be possible due to her age,”
While speaking with the magazine, Nancy told that she always wanted to see her son happy and content in his life that’s why she came forward to rescue the parents.
Her husband Jason, also shared that he was happy and had no problem with Nancy’s decision.
“I was really touched by her offer to do that. I thought it was a very selfless thing. But I didn’t think it would be an option.”
When the whole family decided together and happily agreed to go with Nancy’s choice, they went to OB-GYN for consultation. After checkup doctor told Nancy that she was completely healthy for the procedure and the family took it a green signal.
“Dr. Russell Foulk — who supervised and implanted the embryos that resulted in both of Cambria’s pregnancies, and did the same for her mother-in-law — explains that Nancy “was in perimenopause, which means the ovary is still making hormones.’”
OB, GYN, Dr. Russel told to the publication that no doubt, it’s not easy for mother to carry her grandchild but it’s also not impossible if the carrier is healthy because in this age doesn’t matter.
“Really, it goes to health, goes to the state of health of that individual,” he added. “To have more medical problems, such as diabetes or high blood pressure. However, in Nancy’s case, she was ‘healthy and capable.’
When the baby girl was born her father Jeff Hauck said that it was the most beautiful moment for him to see his mother giving birth to his daughter.
“How many people get to watch their mom give birth?” he asked. “It’s really special that it gets to be my daughter.”
According to Nancy Hauck, who spent almost nine hours in labor, it was a remarkable and spiritual experience of her life.
“Everything went perfectly and we are feeling so blessed to have her in our family,” she shared. “It is a mix of deep gratitude and some sadness from the separation.”
Answering the question of who chose the name for their daughter, Jeff said that her mother Nancy named the baby girl, Hannah.
“Six days after the transfer, when she got the positive pregnancy test, my mother woke up in the middle of the night, and she heard a little voice that said, ‘My name is Hannah.’”
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Source: People Magazine