A 55-year-old woman gave birth to triplets and with this happy event she also managed to set a new record. Jaci Dalenberg has officially become the oldest woman to give birth to triplets, and it all started with motherly love.
Jaci Dalenberg agreed to become a surrogate mother and help her daughter become a mother, which was the only solution left for 36-year-old Kim Coseno. The young mother had managed to give birth to two children, the fruit of love from a previous marriage, but she desperately wanted to get pregnant with her current husband as well.
Doctors warned her that due to medical problems she would no longer be able to get pregnant, and this came as hard news for the couple who were eager to grow their family.
The costs of a surrogate mother were far beyond their budget, and Kim couldn’t find peace anymore. That was the moment when Jaci, her mother, stepped in and proposed the idea of becoming the surrogate mother for her daughter.
“It was simply another thing I did dearly for my daughter, out of too much motherly love. I couldn’t bear to see her sad anymore. They really wanted a child and they are two wonderful people who deserve it,” said the “surrogate mother” grandmother.
At first, Kim wasn’t so sure if it was a good idea because of her mother’s age. The chances of failure were quite high. After a failed first attempt, the couple underwent ꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ for a while.
On the second try, they were lucky! The doctors ɪᴍᴘʟᴀɴᴛᴇᴅ Jaci with two ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏs, to be sure of the chances of success. But, surprise! One of the ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏs split in two, later becoming identical twins.
“I was just in shock when I found out I was carrying triplets. Then I calmed down and encouraged myself, I told myself that I could do this.”
However, two months before the due date, Jaci entered the operating room urgently, where the doctors prepared her for a ᴄᴀᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ because one of the twins was no longer feeding properly in the ᴡᴏᴍʙ.
“When the babies were born I was ecstatic. The hardest part was leaving them in the hospital four days after I gave birth and was able to be discharged. After the birth there was no feeling that I wanted to have them all to myself or take care of them all by myself. I have already raised four wonderful girls. Motherhood is no longer for me. I’m their grandmother now and I don’t plan to get pregnant ever again,” said the triplets’ grandmother.
But the most emotional was their mom, Kim, who witnessed her mother’s pregnancy with emotion, and then the birth of the three little girls.
“It’s the most wonderful thing any mother could ever do for her daughter. Of course I will tell the girls how they were born. I want them to know what an incredible gesture their grandmother did for them, for us. I want them to realize how special they are, just by the simple fact that they had this different start in life than most people,” said the triplets’ mother.