61-year-old US woman delivers her own grandson!

February 14th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Feb 14 (ANI): A 61-year-old woman in the US made history after she gave birth to her own grandson that was being surrogate for her daughter.

Kristine Casey became the oldest women in living memory to give birth in Illinois and also broke several local records for being the surrogate mother for her daughter, Sara Connell, who had been trying for years to have a baby.

Connell and her husband, Bill, are the biological parents of the child Casey carried, which grew from an embryo created from the Chicago couple’s egg and sperm.

Connell told the Chicago Tribune that she and her mother held hands as Finnean Lee Connell was delivered by cesarean section at 9.47pm on Wednesday.

“When the baby let out a cry, I lost it. It’s such a miracle,” the Daily Mail quoted her as saying.

Susan Gerber, who delivered the baby at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital, said it would have needed a heart of stone to not be moved by the amazing event.

“The surgery itself was uncomplicated, and the emotional context of this delivery was so profound,” Gerber said.

According to state health department records, the oldest woman to give birth in Illinois was 58 when she had her baby in 2006. (ANI)

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