Moms Donate Wombs So Their Daughters Can Get Pregnant

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uterusWow -- I thought the story of the grandmother who gave birth to her own grandson after serving as a surrogate for her daughter was pretty amazing -- which is why I'm pretty blown away by the two successful mother-to-daughter uterus transplants that were performed in Sweden.

Doctors there have just given two women in their 30s the hope of getting pregnant and giving birth to their own children -- by literally giving them their mothers' own wombs. (Yes, their MOTHERS' own WOMBS.) One of the women was born without a uterus, and the other lost hers to cervical cancer.

And while this is definitely one of the most beautiful demonstrations of mothers having unconditional love for their children, the thought of being implanted with a uterus that belonged to your own mother kind of makes my head spin. I mean, how surreal would it be to conceive and carry around a baby for nine months in the same exact womb that you were once carried in -- while it was in your mother's body?

And even though if these women do become pregnant, the babies will be biologically theirs, it just seems tough to get over the fact that they will be born out of the same womb -- which sort of makes them like siblings instead of children. (Again, my head is spinning.)

But if anyone knows just how special it is to be pregnant, it's the two moms who were willing to donate their wombs to their daughters. They could've easily refused or offered to be surrogates instead, but they must have known that experiencing pregnancy is something that simply cannot be replaced.

They say there is really no limit to a mother's love, and if anyone can attest to that, it's these four women for sure. And regardless of whether or not they actually conceive, I'm sure both of these daughters will be eternally grateful to their mothers for loving them enough to give them the chance of being moms themselves.

Would you let your mother donate her uterus to you, or would you donate yours to your own daughter?

 

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nonmember avatar Rachel

I would donate mine, but I would never let my mom donate hers to me. There are dangers involved in every surgery and I wouldn't want to risk my mother's well-being - it wouldn't be worth it if something went wrong.

Mary Cimino

I would if I could, mine's useless thanks to endometriosis, I barely managed the two I had. I'm hoping and praying that my daughter doesn't have to go through what I did. Infertility runs in my family for some odd reason.

NewMo... NewMomma.S

Yes, I would donate, but I don't need to receive one. I'm way to fertile as it is! I love this story, though. What a wonderful gift of love.

tyrel... tyrelsmom

I would probably donate mine. But I don't know if she'd want a twice scarred one like, mine.

nonmember avatar lisa lerch

my daughter is a miracle baby. i was told for 5 yrs i couldnt have anymore childre. surprise i have my angel . she was born 2 months early. 4lbs 4 ozs. i would give her my womb if it would help her have a child. because a child is a mothers heart. i would give her my life.

Melissa Pemberton

My daughter is only 5 months old but I can say with 100% certainty, if she ever needs it, it is hers <3

Felicia Malloy

Without a split-second thought. I will go to any length for my children including donating parts of my body so they can be whole.

Laura Thompson

I love this story and the hearts of the mothers love for their daughters.. My daughter is 2, her and her brother are everything to me and my heart; I wouldnt ask for anything different, I love them so much. Of course I would give any body part I have to my children...


 

murry... murrylaybull

In a heartbeat I would

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