A woman giving birth to her own grandchild – Sound crazy???- It isn't. The daughter, Sara Connell, had had three unsuccessful pregnancies… Her mother, 61, gave her the greatest gift, the gift of surrogacy.
Last week she delivered a baby boy via c-section. The baby boy who is biologically her daughters and also her daughters first child..
Grandmom hadn't given birth for 30 years before she had Finnean, who's also her first grandchild.
The doctor said "The surgery itself was uncomplicated, and the emotional context of this delivery was so profound,"
Of course, this couldn't have happened without the use of assisted reproductive technology. In this case, an embryo was created from the egg and sperm from the Connells. In terms of success rates, about 6% to 10% of women older than 40 have babies via in vitro fertilization. Still, it's rare for post-menopausal women to have children. Casey isn't the oldest woman to give birth with the aid of technology; other "new moms" have been in their 60s and even 70.