A woman who is 56 years old and a mother has come forward to say that she is carrying her own son’s child. This news comes after the woman’s daughter-in-law found out she was unable to carry a child.
After her daughter-in-law had a hysterectomy, which rendered her unable to carry any more children, Nancy Hauck, who lives in St. George, Utah, made the decision to become a surrogate for her son, Jeff Hauck, who is 32 years old, and his wife, Cambria, who is 30 years old.
She made a hesitant offer to be the couple’s surrogate despite the fact that she did not believe it would be possible due to the fact that she was so old. She was aware that her son enjoyed being a father.
However, the embryo was successfully transferred, and Nancy is now expecting a child in November. She has expressed that she “cannot wait to give birth.”
An administrator named Nancy stated: ‘I never imagined I would be pregnant at 56 or that this would be possible, but it is the most beautiful thing.’
Because her son Jess and her daughter-in-law Cambria had experienced such a significant amount of difficulty conceiving a child, Nancy made the decision that she would like to be their surrogate.
After undergoing IVF treatment for a period of six years, the couple finally became pregnant with twins, Vera and Ayva, who are now three years old.
They went on to have another set of twins, Diseal and Luka, who are now 11 months old; however, the birth was traumatic for Cambria, and as a result, she required a hysterectomy, which rendered her unable to carry any more children of her own.
However, the couple still had additional frozen embryos in storage, and they had been hoping to implant one of those embryos at some point.
Nancy said: ‘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.
“Cambria could no longer carry her own children. And I just had a feeling a few months after that I should offer to do it.
‘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.’
In spite of her offer, however, none of her relatives believed that it would be feasible given her advanced age.
‘I told my son and Cambria that I was willing but that I thought I would be old.
‘But to my surprise medics said I was healthy and could do it and here I am.
‘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.’
Despite this, they continued to broach the subject with fertility specialists, explaining that Nancy had previously given birth to five healthy children without any difficulties.
‘The doctor said I might be able to be a carrier and asked if I wanted to come in for an exam to see if I was viable,’ Nancy said.
‘I was shocked it might actually be an option but still very willing to do it for my son.’
The examination revealed that Nancy had the potential to become a carrier of the disease; however, it was likely that they needed to take action quickly before she entered menopause.
‘I left the choice up to Jeff and Cambria,’ Nancy said.
‘They’d just had their twins, so it was very quick after to have another baby.
‘But they decided to go for it.’
In January 2022, Nancy began her hormone treatment, which consisted of self-injecting hormones into her body on a daily basis for a period of one year with the assistance of her husband and Jeff’s dad, a 59-year-old optometrist named Jason.
After a month had passed, the fertilized embryo was placed inside her uterus and implanted there.
They were all very excited when it turned out to be successful.
‘It was a bit scary as it had been 26 years since I’d had a baby,’ Nancy said.
‘I had a feeling just before the blood test that it had worked, and I did a test and it was positive.
‘They were over the moon when we found out for certain I was pregnant.’
The pregnancy, according to Nancy, has been very similar to the ones she has had in the past, with the exception that she has felt sicker.
She also mentioned that although her other children had initially expressed concern for her safety, they have since warmed up to the concept.
She added: ‘This has all been a big leap of faith. It’s remarkable and a beautiful thing to do. I think this is quite a rare thing to do.
‘I never planned for it, but I am so glad I chose to carry my son’s baby.’
Cambria has been able to attend all of Nancy’s appointments, and the family is overjoyed to learn that they will be welcoming a daughter into the world in May of 2022.
Cambria, the proprietor of a dance studio, expressed her gratitude to Nancy by saying, “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.
‘They say pregnancy comes with a glow, but Nancy’s is a full-on lighthouse.’
She went on to say that she has “constant” communication with Nancy, in which they share both humorous and terrifying moments.
In addition, she expresses gratitude for the support that has been provided.
She said: ‘I like to give gifts and Nancy is constantly in my thoughts, so when I see something that makes me think of her I get it.
‘I try to make her favorite meals, we beg to give her foot rubs, and just take any opportunity to show our love and gratitude for this miracle she is performing for us.
‘We cannot wait to meet our daughter.’
A computer scientist and the son of Nancy, Jeff, said the following: ‘I felt grateful to have such a selfless and loving mom [who] was willing to make that kind of sacrifice for my family.
‘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 carrier a baby for us – but I was very moved that she would even offer.
‘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 birth of Nancy’s granddaughter is scheduled for November 5 and, if everything goes according to plan, Jason, Jeff, and Cambria will all be present in the delivery room.
Jeff added: ‘Being a dad has always been my dream, I adore each of my kids and take my role and responsibility as their dad very seriously.
‘The opportunity to be the dad to another beautiful baby girl is the greatest gift and blessing I could receive.
‘There is no repayment for something like that – all I can do is follow the example my parents have set and try to give that same level of love and devotion to my own family and to others.’