An American grandmother, identified as Nancy Hauck acted as a surrogate for her son and daughter-in-law, and she gave birth to Hannah, her granddaughter.
Cambria Hauck, Hannah’s mother, told TODAY Parents in September that she was unable to carry another baby after having already delivered two sets of twins.
She underwent an emergency hysterectomy after experiencing placenta increta following her previous delivery.
Cambria and Jeff had intended to use their saved embryos from past in vitro fertilization procedures for a second child, but Cambria didn’t want to endanger her life, so Nancy Hauck, Jeff’s 56-year-old mother, stepped in.
In an interview with TODAY Parents, Nancy, a mother of five, said she could feel this calling to offer to carry for them.
“I knew I was too old. I knew it wasn’t going to be possible, even though that’s exactly what happened. I just felt I needed to tell them I would be willing to do it.” she said.
“When Nancy came to us, I know most people would probably be like, ‘Oh my gosh, that’s crazy,’ but it didn’t feel like that, there was just so much peace around the whole conversation and around the whole experience,” Cambria told TODAY Parents.
After medical evaluations, doctors determined Nancy was a “good candidate” despite her age. She became pregnant after an embryo transfer and delivered Hannah on Nov. 2, 2022.
Cambria shared a video on Instagram that showcased their family and the love they showed Nancy during Hannah’s birth.
“She is here 😭 and my heart could explode ♥️ she is perfect in every way.
Hannah Cambria Hauck
7 lbs 12 oz
19 1/2 inches long
Perfect in every way ♥️ she looks exactly as we had all known she would.
11/2/22 is a sacred day for me now. It’s not only Hannah’s birthday but also the last day of the “day of the dead” which is a holiday that celebrates ancestors that have passed on 😭 And her ancestors on both sides had a HUGE part in getting her here. Not only that, but she was carried and brought into the world by her sweet nana, her ancestor 😭😭😭 Nothing is a coincidence, and her birth date is not a coincidence either.
Her birth story was one for the books, it was so amazing and so spiritual. Words can’t accurately describe the feeling that was there, but it is an experience I will cherish FOREVER!!! Nancy is AMAZING in every way and example of what it means to embody her divine role as a woman. I’ll let her share the birth story and I will add my perspective later, but it was UNFORGETTABLE and I am forever changed. I’m so grateful to @jefe_hauck @nancyhauck and @jwhauck and their love, faith, and trust in the Lord, in us, and in the spiritual promptings and experiences we had during this journey.
Has been a theme in bringing beautiful Hannah here. And we’ve all CHOSEN faith over and over, no matter how hard faith looked and trust me… there were lots of times we could have chosen fear, and it would have been “easier” ♥️ but I’m SO grateful we all chose FAITH, Hannah is here because of it 😭😭😭😭 I love you Hannah, aloha sweet Hannah baby”
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