Cambria underwent a life-saving hysterectomy after the difficult delivery of their second pair of twins. Nancy offered to serve as a surrogate.
Nancy Hauck, 56, is expecting a child, but it's not her own. She's serving as a surrogate for her son and his wife. The young couple, Jeff, 32, and his wife Cambria, 30, had struggled for six years before they welcomed now 3-year-old twins, Vera and Ayva, and then twin boys, Diseal and Luka in September, via IVF. She went on to have "lots of complications with the birth of her twin boys." After Cambria underwent a life-saving hysterectomy after the difficult delivery of their second pair of twins, Nancy offered to serve as a surrogate for her son, reports New York Post. Nancy is eagerly anticipating giving birth to her grandchild. She said, “I just suddenly had a feeling a few months after that I should offer to do it,” she explained. “I told my son, and he teared up and was shocked — I hadn’t even told my husband at that point. But he was really supportive.”
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Jeff says he feels grateful "to have such a selfless and loving mom that was willing to make that kind of sacrifice" for him and his family. “Having experienced over four years of infertility treatments, I knew how complicated the process can be and doubted that it was possible for her to carry a baby for us, but I was very moved that she would even offer,” said Jeff.
Though physically unsure, Nancy was mentally prepared to serve as a surrogate. “I told them I was willing but that I thought I would be old. But to my surprise medics said I was healthy and could do it and here I am,” she said. The family from Utah had to take urgent action before Nancy entered menopause. And despite having recently given birth to their second pair of twins, Jeff and Cambria made the decision to try for their fifth child right away.
In Nancy's life, she has had five healthy pregnancies. Some of her other kids were a little worried about their mother's health, but now everyone is happy for their family to grow in this unique way. With the support of her husband and Jeff's father, Jason, 59, she began hormone therapy in January 2022 and administered herself an injection each day for 12 weeks.
Nancy had the fertilized embryos from Jeff and Cambria's other rounds of IVF transplanted in February 2022, and they instantly stuck. Grandma Hauck was expecting a kid. “It was a bit scary as it had been 26 years since I’d had a baby,” Nancy said. Jeff shares that he felt “humbled and amazed” about Nancy's pregnancy since it took just days after having the embryos transplanted. “It felt like a miracle even though I had administered the dozens of shots that had prepared her body for pregnancy,” he said.
Cambria appreciates her mother-in-law's gracious offer. “She is sacrificing so much for us, and our family, and we just feel so grateful,” she said. “She has been nothing short of amazing and filled with so much light and grace. They say pregnancy comes with a glow, but Nancy’s is a full-on lighthouse.” Since Nancy made such a beautiful sacrifice to support the family, they say they are all in this together, and Jeff and Cambria try their best to show their appreciation. They text each other frequently, exchanging amusing anecdotes, sentimental moments, and supportive comments.
Jeff and Cambria rub her feet or give Nancy presents, prepare her favorite dishes, or otherwise make accommodations in any way possible for her. On November 5, Nancy's granddaughter will be delivered in the presence of Jason, Jeff, and Cambria. “We cannot wait to meet our daughter,” Cambria, the expectant mother shared. “There is no repayment for something like that — all I can do is follow the example my parents have set and try to give that same level of love and devotion to my own family and to others,” Jeff said.
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