okay pregnant and giving birth is the dream of many girls, but this seemingly simple dream is too lavish for many, for they are barren and barren. Unable to bear to see her daughter’s dreams come to nothing, this American mother offers to be her baby surrogate, despite the dangers she may face while pregnant at 50.
The mother’s name is Chalise Smith (50 years old, lives in Wyoming). He has eight children, and now he has decided to take his biological grandson with him for his daughter Kaitlyn Munoz (24 years, lives in El Paso, Texas) after his son contracted a dangerous disease that prevented him from having children.
Chalise Smith with her daughter Kaitlyn Munoz.
Since childhood, Kaitlyn has always dreamed of having a big family like her mother. Ironically, her birth was not easy, as she has endometriosis.
After 3 years of trying to have a baby naturally but to no avail, she and her husband Miguel (30 years) decided to do IVF in 2019 and the result was 4 embryos. After that, Kaitlyn implanted two embryos and luckily had a successful embryo.
Her pregnancy was going quite smoothly, but the incident happened at 30 weeks pregnant, after she visited her mother in Wyoming in October 2019. Chalisa recounted: “On the way home, he suddenly had shortness of breath, chest tightness and when he went to the hospital to check, he was told that he had pleurisy.
Two weeks later, he was diagnosed with Sjogren’s Syndrome (a dangerous autoimmune disease), which he had in fact suffered from since the age of 16 but was never properly diagnosed. Luckily, Kaitlyn was almost full term at the time, so my grandson Callahan was born safely, as Sjogren’s Syndrome often causes early miscarriages.”
Kaitlyn with her husband and first son.
Originally suffering from endometriosis, she now suffers from Sjogen’s Syndrome and they shattered Kaitlyn’s dream of having a large family, as the disease prevented her from getting pregnant. “The doctors said my life would be in danger if I got pregnant again. Since I was a child, I had dreamed of being a mother of many children but now that dream has been shattered into pieces.‘, Kaitlyn said painfully.
Her daughter’s illness keeps a mother like Chalise from eating well and sleeping well. Unable to bear to let her child’s dream be buried, after several months of careful thought, she finally offered to become a surrogate mother for her daughter.
Chalise’s eight children.
This idea shocked everyone in the family, but when they found out what was in his heart, everyone nodded in agreement. Chalise’s mother has given birth eight times successfully, but surrogacy at 50 is not easy, so she has to undergo various medical tests to see if she can get pregnant again or not.
Luckily, all was well, so she implanted two embryos from her daughter and husband in September 2021. She is currently pregnant with her grandson and is in excellent health.
Chalise is pregnant with her granddaughter.
Sharing about her mother’s surrogate pregnancy, Kaitlyn choked and said:I was very surprised when my mother offered to be my surrogate. Mother always supports what I want to do, supports my dream of having a big family. As for health, my mother is very healthy, all pregnancies were perfect, so I never thought there would be any problems when she was pregnant with my surrogate.”
Princess Kaitlyn is expected to be born in May. The whole family was very excited, waiting for the little girl’s arrival.
Risks and complications of pregnancy after age 50
When pregnant and giving birth after the age of 50 years, a woman will face many risks and complications such as:
– Increased risk of pregnancy complications such as diabetes mellitus, preeclampsia, hypertension, placenta previa, placental abruption, etc.
– High risk of premature birth, low birth weight, birth defects
– Birth is more difficult, easy to undergo caesarean section