Kyia Kuiper didn’t realize carrying a baby to term would be so difficult. She had a child from a previous relationship, but when she and Daniel Hearnden wanted to add to the family, the Australian woman suffered four miscarriages in a row before getting pregnant again and making it pass the first trimester.
But doctors then discovered Kuiper had a potentially fatal blood clotting condition. The result was a premature baby that weighed little less than one pound when she was born. She passed away after five months in the hospital.
Doctors then told the couple that another pregnancy would be too risky for Kuiper and a baby–and could possibly be fatal. That’s when Daniel’s mom, Michelle, stepped in. The 47-year-old mom and grandmother told the Daily Mail Australia, “As a mother of nine, I could never imagine not being able to have children. They needed someone who would be a surrogate and I said ‘Why not me?'” She’d never had any trouble with any of her nine pregnancies–even though the last one was only three years ago. (Her kids range in ages from 27 to 2!)
Her daughter burst into tears following the offer–and the plan is now for IVF treatments that would take Kuiper’s eggs and Daniel’s sperm and then implant the embryo into Michelle, so would actually be carrying her son’s baby! The grandmother admitted that she was done having kids for herself. “But I only have to go through the pregnancy and labor and I’m all good with that,” she told the Daily Mail. Then she’ll be happy to just go back to being the grandmother again.
via Daily Mail.co.uk