50-Year-Old Mom Became Surrogate for Her Daughter & Gave Birth To Her Granddaughter.

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A mother’s love for her children is unconditional, and she can do anything for them when they need help!

A 50-year-old woman in Utah decided to help her daughter who was going through depression because the doctors told her to give up the thought of having more children.

25-year-old Kaitlyn Munoz had an autoimmune disease that affected her kidneys, so after her marriage, when she decided to have children, the doctors told her about her medical condition and informed her that she would have complications with her pregnancy.

Kaitlyn loved children, so the news changed her mind, and she had her first child born through Vitro Fertilization and gave birth to a healthy baby boy.

After their first child’s birth, the doctors told Kaitlyn and her husband, Miguel Munoz, that Kaitlyn had been diagnosed with endometriosis and Sjögren’s syndrome.

They told the couple that they shouldn’t worry because it’s not fatal; however, they should give up the thought of having more children because Kaitlyn won’t survive another pregnancy.

When Kaitlyn learned about this, she became upset as she had always wanted a big family.

“I was devastated. I was born with seven siblings and wanted a big family of my own, so after having my first child, my son, I thought I would do it again.” Kaitlyn told Today Parents.

After receiving the news, she called her mother, Chalise, and told her what the doctor had said. She was heartbroken and started crying.

 Chalise, who had given birth to eight children in her life, told Today that she knew what her daughter was going through, which broke her heart. So, she made a decision.

“I know you have two embryos left from IVF — and I want to carry those embryos if you would like me to, and be your surrogate.” She said to her daughter.

She recalled that Kaitlyn was surprised and refused the offer by saying it was not safe.

“Kaitlyn was like, ‘Mom, do you realize what you’re saying? This is a huge deal,’”

“But I had made up my mind and told her that it wasn’t a rash decision.”

So, after having a family discussion, they all agreed to go for surrogacy.

“I was going to be 50, I have a bad right leg, and just with pregnancies, the sciatic nerve gets pinched off,” Smith told Fox 13.

She said she had fears about carrying the baby. She thought the experience would be challenging at this age, but she didn’t change her mind despite having doubts.

“And to be 100% honest, it was one of the easiest pregnancies.”

While talking to the KSL, she said that,

“There were many during the pregnancy who told me how hard it would be to hand the baby over after I carried her for nine months, but that wasn’t the case.”

So, after a smooth pregnancy, Chalise gave birth to a healthy baby girl of 7-pound, 13-ounce, and they named her Alayna Kasit-Chalise Munoz.

Soon after the baby was born, the mother-daughter duo took to their Instagram and shared their feelings.

Kaitlyn shared a black a white picture with her mother. The caption said,

“I am at a loss of words. My mom is a living angel and brought us another blessing on earth, and we are in LOVE.”

“Never did I think I would experience something like this or have a baby at 50.” Chalise wrote in her post.  

“My mom and I have always had a close relationship; she is my best friend,” Kaitlyn told KLS.

“My mom did a lot of things for me growing up that I couldn’t do for myself, and 25 years later, she did something I couldn’t do for myself again.

“She brought me the greatest gift: Alayna.”




FOX 13

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