When her son and his wife couldn't have a child, she offered to help. Her doctors told her that she is healthy enough to carry the baby.
Nancy Hauck, 56, is having an experience of a lifetime as she will soon give birth to her own granddaughter. She is serving as a surrogate for her son, Jeff, 30, and his wife, Cambria, 30. Her son and his wife had struggled with infertility for six years before they could actually have children. They now are parents to twins, Vera and Ayva, 3, and twin brothers, Diseal and Luka, who are 11 months old, per PEOPLE. Cambria reportedly had severe complications at the time of the birth of her sons. She had a hysterectomy following a traumatic birth last year in September. The couple's wish for having a fifth child was left unfulfilled.
It was until Jeff's mother stepped in to serve as a surrogate for their fifth child. Nancy said, "I just suddenly 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."
Jeff was extremely emotional and delighted upon hearing the news. He said, "I felt grateful to have such a selfless and 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."
Nancy was emotionally prepared to be a surrogate, but she wasn't convinced that her body was up to the task, per New York Post. She said, "I told them 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." After a clear from the doctors, the family had to do the procedure fast before Nancy began her menopause.
Nancy has had five successful pregnancies. Her other children were initially concerned about their mother's health, but they have all revved up to the concept and are happy for their family to grow in this unique way. In January 2022, she began hormone therapy and was aided by her husband and Jeff's father Jason, 59. She became pregnant with Jeff and Cambria's fertilized embryos within weeks.
Cambria said, "She is sacrificing so much for us, and our family, and we just feel so grateful. 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."
The family found out they were expecting a girl in May. She is expected to arrive on November 5. Jeff said, "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."
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