A woman who struggled to conceive for years has shared her unusual, yet heartwarming choice of surrogacy.
Keep scrolling for more on this incredible story...
In today's day in age, pretty much anybody can have a baby.
via: GettyThanks to the technological advances in IVF, couples who can't conceive naturally, and who would once have had to admit defeat, can now have families of their own.
There is now an array of different conception methods for struggling couples...
via: GettyBut by far the most talked-about is surrogacy.
Now, what exactly is surrogacy?
via: GettySurrogacy is an agreement wherein a woman agrees to carry and birth a baby for another person or couple.
A couples' fertilized embryos are implanted into the surrogate...
via: GettyAnd, from there, the baby will grow and be born from this other woman, rather than its biological mother.
Obviously, agreeing to become a surrogate for someone is a huge commitment...
via: GettyA surrogate will have to put her body through the journey of pregnancy (and the trauma of labor, of course) for someone else's happiness and fulfillment... So, it isn't a decision to be taken lightly.
Most couples choose someone they know to be a surrogate...
via: GettyOr they will select a volunteer, who will be paid a generous amount for their commitment.
But now, one woman has gone viral for her particularly unusual choice of surrogate.
But, sadly, they've had no luck.
Their attempts to conceive have proved to be more difficult than they expected.
“I kind of always thought it was going to happen really quickly," Breanna told Oprah Magazine. “You spend your whole life preventing - and when you stop preventing, it doesn’t happen right away."
After years of disappointment, the struggle began to take its toll.
After 2 heartbreaking miscarriages, Breanna developed Asherman’s syndrome, a condition that is acquired from scarred tissue in the uterus.
It was time to consider surrogacy.
But this is when Breanna's mom came to the rescue.
And this decision would benefit Julie too, of course.
via: Facebook"My mom wants to be a grandma just as much as I want to be a mom, so she's doing everything she can," Breanna told Good Morning America.
Of course, Breanna was uncertain at first...
Her doctor, too, was a little hesitant about the idea...
Once everyone had agreed on the plan, Julie was implanted with Breanna's and Aaron's embryos...
via: FacebookAnd she is now pregnant with their child and her grandchild!