58-year-old woman pregnant with granddaughter

(Photo Courtesy of dailymail.co.uk)

(Photo Courtesy of dailymail.co.uk)

A 58-year-old post-menopausal woman decided to be a surrogate mother for her daughter who suffered from about a dozen miscarriages.  Julia Navarro volunteered to be a surrogate after the situation her daughter dealt with.  Navarro is expecting to give birth to her granddaughter in a few weeks.  Navarro said to the Salt Lake Tribune, “As a family, we have to help each other.”

Originally, Lorena Mckinnon, Navarro’s 32-year-old daughter, had a surrogate.  Mckinnon found out that there were some complications with being a surrogate and at that point, Navarro decided to step up and become the surrogate.

As a 58-year-old woman, Navarro was told that there was a 45% chance that she would be able to get pregnant.  Before the procedure, Navarro had to get hormone shots for three months because she has been menopausal for 12 years.  But the implant with her daughter’s embryo was a success and there have been no complications or even morning sickness.

Mckinnon and her husband plan on having more kids later on but they said that they want to find another surrogate.

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