By Emma Dunn via SWNS
A Utah woman, 56, is pregnant with her son’s baby after her daughter-in-law was left unable to carry a child.
Nancy Hauck offered to be a surrogate for her son, Jeff Hauck, 32, a computer scientist, and his wife, Cambria, 30, after Cambria had a life-saving hysterectomy.
The pair had already been struggling to conceive for six years before they had two sets of twins via IVF.
But they still wanted to expand their family and Nancy had a feeling that she was the one who should carry their next baby.
Nancy was surprised when doctors told her she was healthy enough to be a gestational carrier - as she wasn’t expecting it to be possible at her age.
The family started the hormone treatment in January 2022 and had the fertilized embryo transferred at a clinic in February. They were over the moon when it worked.
Now Nancy is expecting her biological granddaughter and she can’t wait to give birth.
Nancy, an administrator, St. George, Utah, said: “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.
“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.
“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.”
Cambria, an owner of a dance studio, said: "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."
Jeff said: "I feel grateful to have such a selfless & loving mom that 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 carry 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."
Nancy started her hormone treatment in January 2022 and injected herself every day for 12 weeks with the help of her husband, Jeff’s dad, Jason, 59, an optometrist.
She said: “It was a bit scary as it has been 26 years since I’ve had a baby."
“I had a feeling just before the blood test that it had worked, and I did a test and it was positive.
“I called Jeff and Cambria first thing in the morning to tell them."
“They were over the moon when we found out for certain a few days later that I was pregnant."
“The pregnancy has been similar to my other ones, but I’ve had a bit more sickness."
“My other children were a bit concerned for my health when I first told them.
“But they’ve warmed up to it all now.”
Nancy’s granddaughter is due on November 5, and will be born with Jason, Jeff and Cambria in the room.
“This has all been a big leap of faith,” Nancy said.
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