Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Wild Wednesday: Grandmother carries Daughter's Baby
Labor of Love: Woman Carries Her Daughter's Baby
Grandma, 61, Serves as Surrogate for Her Own Grandson
By COURTNEY HUTCHISON, ABC News Medical Unit
Feb. 15, 2011
A mother's love takes many forms. For Kristine Casey, 61, it meant giving the gift of motherhood o her infertile daughter by carrying and giving birth to her own grandson.
With the help of hormone supplementation, Casey, who had gone through menopause 10 years earlier, became pregnant during her second round of in vitro fertilization, the Chicago Tribune reported.
She carries full term and gave birth via Cesarean section to Finnean, her first grandchild, last week at Prentice Women's Hospital in Chicago. Although Casey's daughter, Sara Connell, 35, had been unable to carry a pregnancy to term, her egg and her husband Bill's sperm were used in the procedure, making the couple Finnean's biological parents.
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