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Woman, 57, gives birth to grandson

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, January 22, 2018 | 0 comments

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Feb. 26, 2011 - A 57-year-old woman has become Britain's oldest surrogate mother, having given birth to her grandson through in-vitro fertilization, officials said.

Pamela Butler gave birth to Josef, her 5-pound 4-ounce grandson following four IVF attempts, the Daily Telegraph reported.

Doctors impregnated eggs taken from Nichola Pagett, Butler's daughter, with sperm taken from Nichola's husband Mathew, and implanted them into Butler's womb.

Baby Josef was born in August.

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Originally posted on February 26, 2011

Image: A Matter of Trust: The Guide to Gestational Surrogacy, by Gail Dutton. Publisher: Clouds Publishing; 1st edition (April 1, 1997)
A Matter of Trust: The Guide to Gestational Surrogacy
by Gail Dutton

-- Published in 1997, this book is a step-by-step guide to surrogate parenting.

It discusses finding and working with a surrogate, what a surrogate program provides, what to include in the contracts, recommended testing for potential surrogates, detailed costs for each item related to surrogacy, the medical procedure, medications and their side effects, embryo cryo-preservation, demographics of surrogates and surrogate couples and the effects of surrogacy upon children.

One chapter outlines the laws in U.S. states and in Israel, South Africa, Canada, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, France, Switzerland, New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Russia. Jewish law also is discussed, along with the views of several Christian denominations and other religions regarding surrogacy.

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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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