Woman who gave birth to own granddaughter is 'sad' about being separated from her

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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A Utah woman who made headlines after she announced she would be carrying her son and daughter-in-law's child has now revealed that she feels "sad" about being separated from her grandchild.

In a new interview with People, 56-year-old Nancy Hauck spoke about the process she went through to become a surrogate for her son, Jeff, and daughter-in-law, Cambria, who was forced to have a hysterectomy following gynecological complications from her previous births.

Initially, Nancy didn't think her offer would even be possible, given her age. However, after a nine-hour labour, she safely gave birth to Jeff and Cambria's fifth child, whom they named Hannah.

"How many people get to watch their mom give birth? It's really special that it gets to be my daughter," Jeff told the outlet.

Nancy added that being able to help Jeff and Cambria was a: "Remarkable and spiritual experience."

"Everything went perfectly and we are feeling so blessed to have her in our family," she continued, before stating that she was: "Facing new emotions of having a baby, but not bringing the baby home with me afterwards. It is a mix of deep gratitude and some sadness from the separation."

Jeff then spoke about the couple's decision to name their daughter Hannah, revealing that the name actually came to Nancy in the middle of the night. "Six days after the transfer, when she got the positive pregnancy test," he says, adding that his mother was "woken up in the middle of the night, and she heard a little voice that said, 'My name is Hannah.'"

Cambria and Jeff noted that they've always maintained the importance of family, with Jeff telling People: "From the time I was a teenager, I knew that if I could only be one thing, I wanted to be a dad."

"We always had in our mind that we wanted four to six - whatever the Lord would bless us with, is what we would always say," Cambria told the outlet.

Nancy did admit that she was worried about how her age could impact the pregnancy, revealing: "My greatest fear was that I would lose the baby and feel that I had taken the chance for that baby's life because of my age."

She added that she plans to write a book about the experience, saying: "I'm going to address the separation [from the baby], the sadness. Even though I know that the baby's going to my son, I know there'll be a little bit of that empty feeling."

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Woman who gave birth to own granddaughter is 'sad' about being separated from her

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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A Utah woman who made headlines after she announced she would be carrying her son and daughter-in-law's child has now revealed that she feels "sad" about being separated from her grandchild.

In a new interview with People, 56-year-old Nancy Hauck spoke about the process she went through to become a surrogate for her son, Jeff, and daughter-in-law, Cambria, who was forced to have a hysterectomy following gynecological complications from her previous births.

Initially, Nancy didn't think her offer would even be possible, given her age. However, after a nine-hour labour, she safely gave birth to Jeff and Cambria's fifth child, whom they named Hannah.

"How many people get to watch their mom give birth? It's really special that it gets to be my daughter," Jeff told the outlet.

Nancy added that being able to help Jeff and Cambria was a: "Remarkable and spiritual experience."

"Everything went perfectly and we are feeling so blessed to have her in our family," she continued, before stating that she was: "Facing new emotions of having a baby, but not bringing the baby home with me afterwards. It is a mix of deep gratitude and some sadness from the separation."

Jeff then spoke about the couple's decision to name their daughter Hannah, revealing that the name actually came to Nancy in the middle of the night. "Six days after the transfer, when she got the positive pregnancy test," he says, adding that his mother was "woken up in the middle of the night, and she heard a little voice that said, 'My name is Hannah.'"

Cambria and Jeff noted that they've always maintained the importance of family, with Jeff telling People: "From the time I was a teenager, I knew that if I could only be one thing, I wanted to be a dad."

"We always had in our mind that we wanted four to six - whatever the Lord would bless us with, is what we would always say," Cambria told the outlet.

Nancy did admit that she was worried about how her age could impact the pregnancy, revealing: "My greatest fear was that I would lose the baby and feel that I had taken the chance for that baby's life because of my age."

She added that she plans to write a book about the experience, saying: "I'm going to address the separation [from the baby], the sadness. Even though I know that the baby's going to my son, I know there'll be a little bit of that empty feeling."

Featured image credit: Westend61 GmbH / Alamy