Grandmother Giving Birth – to Grandchild

grandmother gives birthToday, Cindy Morales will give birth. To her own grandchild

In a turn of events that tugs at the heart, Morales’ own daughter, Emily, was rendered unable to carry a pregnancy. Emily was diagnosed with cervical cancer. In order to save her life, she needed surgery to remove her uterus. To add to the tragedy, the night before the surgery was to take place, Emily’s doctor informed her that the routine pregnancy test run before the operation showed that she was, in fact, pregnant. The loss of that pregnancy, and her chance for ever carrying a child of her own, were undoubtedly devastating.

Emily and her family found hope in the fact that she was able to keep her ovaries, allowing doctors to perform in vitro fertilization. But when her mother offered to be the surrogate, she and her husband had their concerns – and doubts. A fifty year old woman is not always the best candidate for carrying a pregnancy, but Morales’ good health and “perfect” uterus meant she was a viable candidate.

She isn’t the first grandmother to carry her own grandchild. “Earlier this month 49-year-old Linda Sirois gave birth to a grandson, acting as a surrogate for her daughter who has a heart condition that makes pregnancy too dangerous for her. And in 2008 a 56-year-old woman, Jaci Dalenberg, gave birth to her daughter’s triplets.”

In the end, Emily says, “This is just the continuation of everything she has done her entire life for me, which is to make sure that I have the best life possible.” It sounds like this baby will be lucky – and loved.

Have you ever considered becoming a surrogate for someone else? Or have you used a surrogate to carry a successful pregnancy? Please, share your stories here. 

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Grandmother Giving Birth – to Grandchild

Sara McTigue is a secret agent, cupcake chef, award winning author, photographer, and PTA mom. At least, that is how things look in her mind. When she isn’t testing the bounds of her imagination, she is a mom to three amazing and hilariously funny children, wife to a charming and handsome man, and thoroughly addicted to reading. With a BS in English Education and an MA in English Literature, words – and their ability to shape our lives and thoughts – are an everyday fascination. Af ... More

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  1. Profile photo of KaelinRae KaelinRae says:

    There was a lady that I worked with who was a surrogate for her best friend. They had been trying to have children for years with no luck. I thought that it was the sweetest thing ever. I do believe that I would be willing to surrogate for someone.

  2. Profile photo of nydia rivera nydia rivera says:

    I don’t think I could.. Mostly because of the issues that could arise to my own health. And the emotional side to it,too.

  3. Profile photo of MamaWren13 MamaWren13 says:

    My best friend offered to be my surrogate due to my chronic health issues making pregnancy risky. I was so touched. If I was healthy enough I would absolutely do this for someone who I loved. I am currently 16 weeks into a high risk pregnancy, so far so good.

  4. Profile photo of mommymormor mommymormor says:

    My sister can’t have kids and she’s not ready to just yet but I’m going to be her surrogate when she is ready.

  5. Profile photo of Got2luvme89 Got2luvme89 says:

    my sister wants to become a mother soon however she has had some health situations in the past and that has set worry for her and if she should try…..I told her I’d be a surrogate for her if the need arises

  6. Profile photo of Mariela Mariela says:

    This A great story…

  7. Profile photo of evangeline evangeline says:

    this is a really touching story. congratulations to all the families n their supporters

  8. Profile photo of Panda Mills Panda Mills says:

    My mother was considering being surrogate for me, before I became pregnant. I were seriously considering since we were having no luck concieving. Thats so wonderful to have family like that.

  9. Oh my! Thats a sad/happy story all at once!


  11. Profile photo of bethj0413 bethj0413 says:

    How touching. A mothers love surely knows no bounds.

  12. Profile photo of Tekekwitha Tekekwitha says:

    I was approached once about being a surrogate for a couple in our small town. Luckily, they were able to conceive on their own after all. I was so happy for them. I was more than willing to be a surrogate for them. For anyone, for that matter. I have 4 children of my own & 2 granddaugthers. I’m a young grandma, having just turned 34 last month. If any of my children were to ever come to me w/any type of problem, I would do everything in my power to help them. But when it comes to having children…I’d help just about anyone in any way I was able. Children make the world go round. I couldn’t imagine my life w/o any of my kiddos! The couple in this story are very lucky to have the mother they do, but I’m sure the mother feels pretty lucky, too, that she was able to do this for not only her daughter & son-in-law but also for her grandchild! CONGRATS to all of you!! =)

  13. Profile photo of Leslie Leslie says:

    Wow, I’m very amazed, in a good way.

  14. Profile photo of Christy Christy says:

    Sure I would be if I was asked by a close friend or family member! I think it’s amazing that she did that for her daughter because she wanted a child and life threw her a cerve ball and she didn’t let it get to her. Her mother is awesome!

  15. Profile photo of Kevryn Kevryn says:

    This is such an amazing story. I would definitely be a surrogate

  16. Profile photo of martha martha says:

    I would do so in a haertbeat for anyone, especially my family…but my body isn’t cooperative during pregnancies 🙁 I’ve always wanted to be a surrogate. God bless though who are able.xo

  17. Profile photo of Jeanetta Jeanetta says:

    Great story, I would be a surrogate for my daughter if need be.

  18. Profile photo of Chelsey Chelsey says:

    I would in a heart beat for family and close friends, nothing is better than the gift of a child 🙂

  19. Profile photo of Kay Leinen Kay Leinen says:

    I applaud women who are surrogates, and if I were approached by a friend or family member, I would do it in a heartbeat.

  20. Profile photo of emi285 emi285 says:

    Kuddos to her! I would do the same for any of my children if needed…but they are my kids so I guess that is something that need not be said.


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