Utah mom to give birth to own granddaughter

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Associated Press

Posted on January 8, 2014 at 2:13 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 8 at 2:39 PM

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A 58-year-old Utah woman is set to give birth in a few weeks — to her granddaughter.

Julia Navarro is serving as a surrogate for her daughter and son-in-law.

Lorena McKinnon says after struggling with fertility issues, she and her husband tried to find a surrogate.

After several offers fell through, the Provo woman says her mother stepped up and offered to carry the baby.

The couple says by having Navarro as a surrogate they're saving about half the $60,000 typical cost of using a surrogate.

The baby is due in early February.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports Navarro's doctors had said that because of her age, there was a 45 percent chance the implantation would be successful.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com
 

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