In a story you don’t expect to read ever, a 56-year-old Utah woman is pregnant and she happens to be carrying her son’s baby. Let that all sink in, but it is not as wild as it sounds, as she is carrying her son’s baby after her daughter-in-law was left unable to carry a child.
According to MSN, Cambria Hauck, 30, had to have a life-saving hysterectomy. This is when Nancy Hauck, 56, offered to be a surrogate for her son, Jeff Hauck, 32, and his wife, Cambria. The couple had struggled to conceive for six years before they had two sets of twins via IVF.
However, they still wanted to expand their family and Nancy felt she was the one who should carry their next baby. She wasn’t sure if she would get approval to be the surrogate based on her age, but doctors said she was healthy enough to be a gestational carrier.
In January 2022, the family started on hormone treatment and the fertilized embryo was transferred at a clinic in February. Everyone was beyond excited when it actually worked and now Nany is expecting her biological granddaughter and can’t wait to give birth.
She told MSN, “I never imagined I would be pregnant at 56 or that this would be possible, but it is the most beautiful thing. I never planned for it, but I had this feeling not long after Cambria’s traumatic birth that I should carry their baby.”
Of course, she did not think it would be possible. Nancy said, “I told them I was willing… but I thought I would be too old. But to my surprise medics said I was healthy and could do it and here I am.”
Things seem to be going smoothly with the pregnancy and not much difference from when she was pregnant with her son. She said, “The pregnancy has been very similar to carrying my son, but I’ve been a bit more nauseous. My husband and Jeff and Cambria have been amazing throughout the pregnancy. I feel very powerful carrying my son’s daughter.”
The couple is very grateful for Nancy and her doing this for them. Cambria told MSN, “It is so humbling that Nancy is doing this for us. She is sacrificing so much for us, and our family and we just feel so grateful. It has been so miraculous and beautiful to watch Nancy carry our sweet baby girl. She has been nothing short of amazing and filled with so much light and grace.”
Her son added, “I feel grateful to have such a selfless & loving mom that was willing to make that kind of sacrifice for my family. The entire journey has left me in awe. I’m in awe of my Mom – her kindness, love, strength, attitude, wisdom, and dedication through this experience has been humbling and beautiful to witness.”
The baby is due on November 5 and will be born with Jason, Jeff and Cambria all in the room.