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Woman gives birth to grandsons

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, May 07, 2007 | 0 comments

A 52-YEAR-OLD Greek mother has given birth to her two grandsons, after getting legal permission to be a surrogate mother for her daughter and son-in-law.

The woman, who was implanted with embryos from her daughter's fertilised eggs by her son-in-law, gave birth to twin boys in good health and weighing 2.5 kilos, gynaecologist Dr Charalambos Batakis, told journalists.

In July last year a Greek court gave permission for the woman to carry out a surrogate birth because her daughter was unable to carry a pregnancy to term due to health problems.

Greek law allows for surrogate mothers as long as the parties concerned reach an agreement with no financial compensation.

In principle, the surrogate mother should not be more than 50 years old, but in this case, the court agreed to an exception.




About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost our precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted there will be no more babies in our house.

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