Yes, yes, this story sounds a bit bonkers when you read the headlines, but before your brain hits the horrendous button, you’ve got to read the entire story.
According to People, a family in Utah will have a story to tell their newest family member because a 56-year-old mom, Nancy Hauck, is carrying her son’s child.
Jeff and Cambria – who already have three-year-old twins, Vera and Ayva, and 11-month-old siblings, Diseal and Luka – struggled with infertility for a couple of years before they could conceive, they told SWNS.
Cambria went on to have “lots of complications after conceiving her twin boys, Diseal and Luka.” And although the couple hoped to have their fifth child, Cambria’s hysterectomy following the distressing birth of their twin boys in September 2021 left them with few options.
That’s when Nancy Hauck offered to be their surrogate.
“I just suddenly had a feeling a few months after that I should offer to do it,” said Nancy. “I told my son, and he teared up and was shocked — I hadn’t even told my husband at that point. But he was really supportive.”
Jeff informed SWNS that his mother’s decision brought sooo much happiness to their lives.
“Having experienced over four years of infertility treatments, I knew how complicated the process can be and doubted that it was possible for her to carry a baby for us, but I was very moved that she would even offer, “Jeff told the news agency.
After going through IVF, Nancy got pregnant almost immediately, and the baby, who was confirmed to be a girl, is due in November 2022.
“I never imagined I would be pregnant at 56 or that this would be possible, but it is the most beautiful thing,” she said.
When asked about her son and daughter-in-law’s fertility issues, Nancy told SWSN: “They’ve had lots of struggles with infertility – but they had seven embryos to try with IVF and decided they wanted to use them all.”
“She is sacrificing so much for us and our family, and we just feel so grateful,” Cambria said of her mother-in-law.
“She has been nothing short of amazing and filled with so much light and grace,” she added. “They say pregnancy comes with a glow, but Nancy’s is a full-on lighthouse.”
The last time Nancy was pregnant was 26 years ago. “The pregnancy has been very similar to carrying my son, but I’ve been a bit more nauseous. I feel very powerful carrying my son’s daughter,” she said.
While their choice of surrogacy invites much scrutiny and debate, Nancy explained: “This has all been a big leap of faith. It is remarkable and a beautiful thing to do. I think this is quite a rare thing to do.”
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