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Grandma to Give Birth to Her Grandchild

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A mother’s love is definitely infinite. There’s nothing she wouldn’t do for her children. Then 53-year old Reutzel gave her daughter Emily probably the greatest gift a mother can give to her daughter.

Three years ago, Emily Jordan was devastated when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer at a young age of 29, the doctors advised her to have a radical hysterectomy, which crushed her and husband Mike’s hopes of having a baby. What’s even worse is that before surgery, her doctor delivered more devastating news: Emily was pregnant. The couple had to make a painful decision and went ahead with the surgery in order to save Emily’s life.

Emily’s mother, Cindy, was as devastated as the couple. She wanted to do everything to help her infertile daughter become a parent. She made an unusual proposition: She wants to be a surrogate mom and carry the couple’s child.

At first, the couple didn’t take it seriously. Cindy was already in her 50s, so they were skeptical about the chances of her pulling it off. But she was determined to help, so she went through hormonal manipulation and psychological evaluation to prepare her body for pregnancy. The fertilization specialist, Dr. Helen Kim, implanted an embryo produced by Emily’s egg and Mike’s sperm into Cindy’s uterus.

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The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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