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Utah Mom to Give Birth to Daughter’s Daughter

Wednesday Jan 8, 2014
Lorena McKinnon, right, feels her mother Julia Navarro’s womb.
Lorena McKinnon, right, feels her mother Julia Navarro’s womb.  (Source:AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Al Hartmann)

A 58-year-old Utah woman is set to give birth in a few weeks - to her granddaughter.

Julia Navarro is serving as a gestational surrogate for her daughter and son-in-law.

Lorena McKinnon says after struggling with fertility issues, she and her husband tried to find a surrogate.

After several offers fell through, the Provo woman says her mother stepped up and offered to carry the baby.

The couple says by having Navarro as a surrogate they’re saving about half the $60,000 typical cost of using a surrogate.

The baby is due in early February.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1a40CaE ) Navarro’s doctors had said that because of her age, there was a 45 percent chance the implantation would be successful.

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