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A 51-year-old mother became pregnant with her first granddaughter after her daughter could not get pregnant





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Breanna Lockwood, 29, and her husband Aron are expecting their first home birth in November. And when their baby is born, Breanna's 51-year-old mother, Julie Loving, will be the one to give birth to her.

The little girl will be the biological daughter of Breanna and Aron. Loving will be their surrogate.

"My mother is pregnant with her granddaughter"


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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 [email protected] or +44 121 616 1100 / +1 646 380 1615

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Very shortly after Breanna and Aron got married in 2016 they tried to get pregnant. After failing, they turned to a fertility specialist.

The couple underwent several rounds of fertility treatments, surgeries, and abortions, before Breanna's doctor suggested she go for surrogacy.

"My fertility problem was the hardest thing I ever had to go through", Breanna said. "When you have a plan for life and then something like infertility disrupts it all, I felt like I could no longer see what I had imagined, that everything was taken away from me".


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I just want to to say we are absolutely overwhelmed with the love and kind words we have received! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! ⁣ ⁣ Never in a million years did I expect to receive so many touching messages, from all of the world, of women struggling with infertility and loss. ⁣ ⁣ 𝐈𝐧𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬⁣ 1 in 8 couples ⁣ 7.4 million people⁣ Someone you know ⁣ 𝒮𝑜𝓂𝑒𝑜𝓃𝑒 𝓁𝒾𝓀𝑒 𝓂𝑒⁣ ⁣ Don’t be ashamed of your story, it will inspire others.⁣ ⁣ ⁣

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Breanna, who lived in Chicago, was not the one who asked her mother to serve as a surrogate, it was her mother's idea.

“I ran 19 marathons and did many triathlons in my life”, Loving said. "I felt I could do it healthily, and my previous pregnancies were very easy".

Loving suggested the idea to Breanna after she had an abortion with twins, and the 29-year-old did not flow with the idea.

Only when Loving went with Breanna to the doctor did she and the doctor begin to believe that Loving could be the surrogate.


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TRANSFER #6⁣ ONE little 6BC on board…⁣ ⁣ Running out of fingers to hold up.⁣ Prayers needed 🙏🏻

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After the meeting Loving began meeting with experts to see if she would be able to be the surrogate.

After years of disappointments and countless treatments, in February the fertilized eggs were returned to Loving.

They waited in anticipation to hear if the eggs had been absorbed and Loving was pregnant.


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Friday we went to check up on our little baby. Sadly my husband can’t attend many appointments because of the new rules with the virus, but we always try to take pictures and video of everything. ⁣ ⁣ We got this awesome picture of our little one in 4D!⁣ AND we know the gender!!!⁣ ⁣ Do you think this babe is a sweet little boy or girl!?

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"Even when we got a positive result we still did not jump for joy because we had so many disappointments and trauma before", Breanna said. "Now that the pregnancy is half over we are starting to get excited".

Because the positive answer was received a week before the restrictions went into effect because of the coronavirus pandemic, Loving took time off from her job at the grocery store.

Breanna came to most of her mother's tests, even though she said that to some of them she realy had to beg her mother to let her come with her, and since Aron is not allowed to come to the tests, they documented everything on the phone.


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⁣⁣ 20 WEEKS!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Half way there!! Last week we went to a suburb of the city to a place called The Belly Factory! It’s a place where you can get a few extra sneak peaks of your little one on ultrasound! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ We had a great experience and the tech was super cute and explained every little detail and took her time. A sweet friend called ahead and bought us a bear that they put a recording of her heartbeat in! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I held it together inside but when i got to the car the waterworks began. Cried and just let it out, it felt so good to see her little face and fingers and toes. Mama was being a mom to me again, rubbing my back consoling me. Good to know moms are moms no matter how old you get. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Forever there for their babies, just like i plan to be!⁣ ⁣ Raw and real, but happy tears!

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Loving, whose estimated date for giving birth was Nov. 12, said the family plans to tell her granddaughter her unique story when she is young, but old enough to understand.

"The biggest supporter of my life gives us the biggest blessing. My beautiful mother is pregnant with her first granddaughter, and with me and Aron's biological daughter, as our surrogate mother", Breanna wrote on Instagram.

Congratulations! What an honor for Julie to be pregnant with her granddaughter, and what a special moment for Breanna to have a mother who is willing to do such a thing for her.

Share the story on Facebook with your friends and family to wish this amazing family all the happiness in the world.


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