56-year-old woman is pregnant with son’s baby after daughter-in-law was left unable to carry

Nancy Hauck, 56, offered to be a surrogate for her son, Jeff Hauck, 32, and his wife, Cambria, 30, after her daughter-in-law had a hysterectomy following the traumatic birth of their twins.

The pair had already been struggling to conceive for six years before they had twins, Vera and Ayva, now three, and another set, Diseal and Luka, 11 months, via IVF.

But after still wanting to expand their family, Nancy had 'a feeling' she was the one who should carry their baby and told Jeff, a computer scientist, she would be willing to do it for them.

Nancy was surprised when doctors told her she was healthy enough to be a gestational carrier - as she wasn’t expecting it to be possible at her age.

The family started the hormone treatment in January 2022 and had the fertilised embryo transferred at a clinic in February and were over the moon when it worked.

Now Nancy is expecting her biological granddaughter and can’t wait to give birth.

Nancy, an administrator, St. George, Utah, US, said: “I never imagined I would be pregnant at 56 or that this would be possible, but it is the most beautiful thing.

“I never planned for it, but I had this feeling not long after Cambria’s traumatic birth that I should carry their baby.

“I told them I was willing but that I thought I would be old.