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Woman turns surrogate mum, gives birth to her own granddaughter at the age of 51

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A grandmother has turn surrogate mum after giving birth to her own granddaughter in an Illinois hospital at the age of 51.

Heart Julie Loving intervened to help her daughter 29-year-old Brianna Lockwood after suffering a heart attack and having a miscarriages left her failing to give birth.

The young woman, Brianna and Aaron, 28,’s husband, believed that their family dreams were doomed to failure after four years of trying to have a child, Mirror Online reports.

But her fit and healthy mother, who ran 19 marathons, offered to become their surrogate mother.

On November 2, 2020, Julie Loving gave birth to her own granddaughter, Bariar Julie Loving Lockwood.

The new mother of Chicago, Illinois, Breanna, shared the news on her Instagram, writing in a post that the newborn girl “filled our hearts with so much joy.”

“My mom was an absolute rockstar through a difficult delivery,” she wrote.

 

“The sacrifices she took to bring this little slice of heaven into our world takes my breath away. Holding my daughter in my arms my heart is bursting.

“The feeling of how I would do absolutely anything needed for this child is radiating through me when I look at her, and reflects back on what my mom did for me.

“Every move and decision I make for my daughter, I’m finding the answers through how my mom raised me.

“The way she loves and the selflessness she exudes is pure, genuine and kind.

“My mom Julie, and baby Briar are doing fantastic and healthy! I have SO MUCH to share on our birth experience, but right now my husband and I are soaking up these newborn moments!”

Lockwood confirmed that Briar and his mother were “fantastically healthy”. According to Good Morning America, giving birth meant the first caesarean section for Lowing, a mother of two.

The mother-daughter duo has been widely followed on Instagram, where Lockwood shares their surrogacy journey with more than 129,000 followers.

In the note she posted on Instagram, Lockwood explained the process. After struggling with infertility, she and her husband Aaron were fertilized and their reproductive DNA was frozen by in vitro fertilization. Loving enthusiastically became a substitute.

“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.”

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