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51-Year-Old Mom Becomes Surrogate for Grandchild After Her Daughter’s Painful Struggles With Infertility

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“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.
Julie Ader Loving 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 medicine 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 Fertility Center of Illinios for his compassion and care in this field.

Baby Lockwood we can’t wait to meet you…
See you in November!”

**This post was written by Breanna Lockwood and originally appeared on her Facebook page. Follow her journey over on instagram @ivf.surrogacy.diary.

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