A Grandmother’s Sacrifice: 61-Year-Old Woman Surrogates for Son, Welcoming Grandchild

Posted Tue 2 Apr 2019 at 6:19pmTuesday 2 Apr 2019 at 6:19pm, updated Tue 2 Apr 2019 at 7:45pmTuesday 2 Apr 2019 at 7:45pm

Cecile Eledge, acting as a surrogate for her son and his husband, carried her own granddaughter.(AP: Ariel Panowicz)

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A 61-year-old woman has given birth to her own granddaughter in the United States after serving as a surrogate for her son and his husband.

The woman, Cecile Eledge, from Nebraska, had been through menopause but was nonetheless approved for surrogacy.

She volunteered to carry the child for nine months and give birth in order to help her son, Matthew Eledge, and his husband, Elliot Dougherty, become parents.

The couple have told medіа that the birth of their first child was possible due to the “selfless women” in their lives.

Matthew Eledge, right, and his husband Elliot Dougherty were thrilled to meet their daughter Uma.(AP: Ariel Panowicz)

The egg was donated by Mr Dougherty’s sister.

Doctors fertilised the egg using Mr Eledge’s sperm, and the embryo was then implanted in his mother’s womb.

Ms Eledge gave birth to a baby girl, named Uma, last week at the Nebraska medісаɩ Centre in Omaha.

Cecile Eledge had been through menopause but was approved for surrogacy.(AP: Ariel Panowicz)

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