A 54-year-old Australian mother-of-five is giving her daughter the ultimate gift – a child.
Tasmanian woman Maree Arnold is serving as a surrogate for her 28-year-old daughter Meagan White who has no uterus and was unable to fall pregnant.
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Speaking to Sunrise, Maree said it was “an easy decision to make” after watching her daughter and son-in-law suffer through the pain of not being able to start a family of their own.
After three failed IVF attempts, she finally fell pregnant earlier this year and is due to give birth to her grandson in January 2022.
Maree Arnold (left) is carrying her daughter Meagen and son-in-law Clayde’s child.
“I had been menopause and did all that, then they reversed it all with medication and it went along just fine. Now I suppose I have to go through it all again,” she joked.
Maree said the entire pregnancy process has been “really good” and “easy.”
“I was waiting for something to go wrong, but nothing has, everything is great,” she said.
The baby boy is due in January next year. Credit: Sunrise
Meagan told Nat and Kochie it was “incredible” for her mother to offer to carry her child.
“We’ve tried not to get too excited too early, but now we’re in the final trimester everything is kind of hitting us, it’s very exciting.”