61-year-old Cecile Reynek Eledge gave birth to her very own granddaughter for her son and son-in-law. She served as the surrogate for the newborn, who was conceived via IVF.
At 61 years of age, Cecile Eledge, from Nebraska, had experienced the menopause 10 years prior and hadn't conceived an offspring for a whopping 30 years! Be that as it may, these noteworthy impediments didn't prevent her from offering to be a surrogate for her son Matthew Eledge, 32, and his better half, Elliot Dougherty, 29.
With a hope to enable her child to begin a family, Cecile revealed to Matthew that she had 'loved being pregnant', and would 'do it again in a heartbeat' in the event that she could. At first incredulous, Matthew dismissed her thoughtful recommendation when talking it through with Dr. Carolyn Maud Dougherty.
In any case, Dr. Dougherty didn't assume it was such an unthinkable alternative. Consequently, Cecile experienced a progression of tests, which incorporated a pap smear, blood and cholesterol tests, an ultrasound and a mammogram. Inconceivably, she was discovered able to carry a kid in her belly to full term.
Matthew and Elliot were honored with a second demonstration of thoughtfulness when Elliot's sister Lea Yribe, 26, offered to give her eggs. Furthermore, Lea's given eggs were fertilized utilizing Matthew's sperm, before being embedded in Cecile's uterus after she had experienced a progression of hormone medications.
Fortunately, Cecile fell pregnant on the absolute first attempt. However, her pregnancy was not without troubles. By virtue of her age, she endured awful morning sickness as well as spikes in her blood pressure. In any case, she stunned specialists when she had the capacity to conceive an offspring vaginally as opposed to through a normal C-section delivery.
She gave birth to a beautiful young girl, who they named Uma. The initial valuable snapshots of baby Uma's life were captured in stunning detail by photographer Ariel Panowicz, with the photographs perfectly showcasing the feeling of adoration and marvel which filled the delivery room.
Cecile obviously didn't find it hard to hand Uma over to Matthew and Elliot, having been roused all through her remarkable voyage by the hope of putting her 'grandbaby' in her child's arms. Matthew spoke about his admiration for his mother with the MailOnline, stating, "Growing up we would always tease my mom. She’s very cute and sweet, so she let us get away with it. But in the midst of all the joking, you can forget what someone is really like at the core of themselves. But being in that room [during the labor] was such a visceral moment."
He added, "All the joking had stopped. She was like a warrior – so strong. I just have such deep respect for her and the incredible woman she is. The whole experience behind it all has been so special. The acts of kindness that went into this all and all of the support have been truly humbling. Uma will now have some incredible female role models to look up to in Lea and my mother. I can’t wait for her to develop an incredibly special bond with them both."