54-year-old woman gives birth to own grandchild

By Samantha Luiz
11 January 2016

A woman has given birth to her own grandchild after acting as a surrogate for her daughter.

Tracey Thompson, from North Texas, delivered a healthy baby girl for her 28-year-old daughter, Kelley McKissack.

Kelley and her husband, Aaron had been struggling to conceive for a few years. Despite undergoing multiple fertility treatments, the pair suffered from three miscarriages.

“Her and her husband had gone through so much – the miscarriages and fertility,” explained Tracey, who offered to carry their baby despite reaching menopause seven years ago.

“I didn't want to disappoint her."

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Although she was post-menopause, the new grandmother was in "excellent health".

"Age alone is typically a limiting factor for childbirth and surrogacy," explained Dr Joseph Leveno, from the hospital that delivered the baby.

"However, medical advances in assisted reproductive technology can allow for late-in life surrogacy, under exacting supervision."

The couple named the child Kelcey, a combination of Kelley and Tracey's names.

Sources: metro.co.uk, mirror.co.uk

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