American Tracy Thompson accomplished a real feat of maternal love at 54, 28 years after previous births and seven years after ᴍᴇɴᴏᴘᴀᴜsᴇ: she decided to give birth to a child for her own daughter and successfully fulfilled her plan, writes Yahoo Parenting.
Tracy’s daughter, 28-year-old Kelly, and her husband, Aaron, have been unsuccessfully trying to have a child for three years, including through ⒾⓋⒻ. During this time, Kelly experienced three ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇs, the last of them on Christmas Day 2014. At the same time, the couple still had four more ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏs obtained during ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ for ɪɴꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ.
Tracy, according to her, simply could not look at the grief of her daughter and son-in-law. As a result, she made them an unexpected offer: to become a sᴜʀʀᴏɢᴀᴛᴇ mother for their child. And they agreed.
Despite her middle age and having already been seven years since the onset of ᴍᴇɴᴏᴘᴀᴜsᴇ, Tracy’s health turned out to be excellent, and the doctors came to the conclusion that she would cope with this difficult task.
“She’s a special kind of woman,” Kelly said of her mom. “She’s strong. I don’t think many people could do what she did with all that she had to go through to get there.”
In April 2015, after the necessary ᴍᴇᴅɪᴄᴀʟ ᴘʀᴏᴄᴇᴅᴜʀᴇs, one of Kelly’s ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏs was successfully ɪᴍᴘʟᴀɴᴛᴇᴅ into Tracy’s ᴜᴛᴇʀᴜs. And on January 6, 2016, just 10 days ahead of schedule, a healthy three-kilogram granddaughter Tracy was born by ᴄᴀᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ, whom her happy parents named Kelsey, combining the names of her grandmother and mother.
The family says they plan to tell her everything she wants to know about the special way she came into the world. “We want her to know exactly how it happened and for it just to be normal for her,” Kelly said. “She should know just how special and wanted she is.”
“I am so happy that I was able to do this for my daughter,” says Tracey. Meanwhile, the pregnancy was still not easy for her. According to Tracy, the second ᴛʀɪᴍᴇsᴛᴇʀ was the easiest, while the first and third were “just ᴛᴇʀʀɪʙʟᴇ.” Apparently, she does not plan to repeat this experience – when asked what she would do if Kelsey’s parents wanted the baby to have a brother or sister, Tracy replied: “I’m done.”