Woman Gives Birth To Her Own Grandchild At The Age Of 61

This is truly a medical miracle.

Looking For Options

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Nebraska couple Matthew Eledge and Elliot Dougherty were looking for ways to have children.

A Medical Miracle

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Eventually, they were presented with an unorthodox option: Eledge’s mother, Cecile Reynek Eledge, who is 61-years-old, carried their daughter, Uma Louise Dougherty-Eledge, as a gestational surrogate.

A "Creative, Unique" Way To Build A Family

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Eledge told WTVR:

"When you are gay and married and want to have a kid, you go into it with the knowledge that you are going to have to create a family in a special way. There are creative, unique ways to build a family."

It Takes A Village

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Cecile wasn't the only woman to help bring Uma into the world: Dougherty’s sister, Lea Yribe, contributed the egg to be fertilized by Eledge's sperm.

A Huge Commitment

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Eledge explained that all of the other conception options felt "too corporate" for the couple, who preferred to make this a family affair.

"I had a lot of people in college say they would (carry and deliver a child), but when push comes to shove, that’s a huge commitment."

All The Love

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Uma Louise was born Monday at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, healthy and weighing 5 pounds, 13 ounces. Eledge told WTVR, "more than anything, we feel lucky to have women selfless enough to do this."

He also posted on Facebook:

"What an honor it is to have these two women in our life. Life is a dream."