Utah Woman to Give Birth to Her Own Granddaughter


Julia Navarro (left) and Lorena McKinnon (right)
  • Salt Lake Tribune
  • Julia Navarro (left) and Lorena McKinnon (right)

After suffering through about a dozen miscarriages, a Utah woman has turned to her mother to give birth to her child, which is due in a few weeks.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that 58-year-old Julia Navarro is the "gestational" surrogate for her 32-year-old daughter and son-in-law.

"As a family, we have to help each other," Navarro told the Tribune, adding that doctors warned her that there was only a 45 percent chance the implantation of the embryo would be successful.

The Associated Press reports that in 2013, an Iowa woman gave birth to her twin granddaughters, and in 2012, a 49-year-old Maine woman gave birth to her grandson.

Utah law requires a birth surrogate to be 21 or order, financially stable and must have already given birth once. Couples using a surrogate must be married.

Navarro's granddaughter is due in early February.