Most mothers give their children the gift of life once, when they’re born. But one mom from Illinois is giving her daughter that gift again — by carrying her baby.
At 51years old, Julie Loving is nearly nine months pregnant as the gestational surrogate for her daughter, Breanna Lockwood. It’s a gift that feels surreal to Lockwood.
After several rounds of IVF and suffering multiple miscarriages, Lockwood’s doctor told her she and her husband might want to look into surrogacy. It was something Loving had been pushing for a while. She even volunteered to be the surrogate, but Lockwood wasn’t sure at first.
However, after several tests and exams, doctors determined that Loving was fit to be her surrogate. “I laughed,” Lockwood said.