Breanna Lockwood of Chicago, Illinois, understands that a mother’s love knows no bounds. After all, her mom, Julie Loving, is the reason she’s becoming a parent herself!
The 29-year-old has always wanted to have kids, but she hasn’t been able to because of infertility. But now she’s about to welcome a baby girl, and it’s all thanks to her own mom’s selfless choice.
Over the past four years, Breanna has gone through two miscarriages, one ectopic pregnancy, and four embryo transfer failures.
No matter how tough things got, she refused to give up on being a parent. So she and her husband Aaron decided to try using a gestational carrier, a woman who carries the intended parents’ embryo to birth.
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Julie had offered to be their surrogate before, but it wasn’t until the mother and daughter went to a fertility appointment together that Breanna agreed.
In June, the mom-to-be shared the incredible news with her loved ones, writing, “Made with a lot of love, and a little bit of science… Baby Lockwood will be brought into this world via GESTATIONAL CARRIER, and this little miracle’s carrier is quite a special one. MY MOM.”
The 51-year-old isn’t your typical surrogate. In fact, Breanna’s fertility doctor didn’t think Julie was a good candidate at first, but the marathon runner and triathlete passed the necessary tests with flying colors. Plus, she got pregnant on the first try!
At 35 weeks, it won’t be long before Julie gives her daughter the most precious gift!
“Sharing this adventure with my mom has been the most unique and amazing experience,” Breanna wrote. “Surrogacy is truly the most selfless gift. She is the pure example of ‘you would do anything for your kids,’ and if I can even be half of the mother she is, I know I’m doing something right.”
What a beautiful act of love! Breanna will never forget what her mom did for her — and neither will Julie’s granddaughter. Congratulations, both of you!
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