Most couples dream of the day they can become parents. Sometimes it happens without much planning, but there are times that it just doesn’t work out.

For some women who struggle with infertility, surrogacy is the answer, but finding the right surrogate can take months or even years, and it’s also expensive.

Breanna and Aaron Lockwood wanted to conceive immediately after their wedding, as Breanna’s grandfather’s cancer was progressing, and they wanted him to experience their joy before his passing.


Breanna, however, was having trouble getting pregnant. She and Aaron tried IVF several times, but they didn’t take, and it was costing them money, time, and considerable pain. She finally discovered she had Asherman’s syndrome, a condition that causes scar tissue in the uterus. This would make it difficult, if not impossible, to conceive.


Enter Breanna’s 51-year-old mom, Julie Loving, who was more than happy to help her out.

Loving is healthy—she’s a two-time Boston Marathon runner—and had no problem getting pregnant. She’s now her daughter’s gestational surrogate, meaning she’s carrying the couple’s biological child, and her grandchild!


She said she didn’t hesitate to step in. “[I have] no doubt, no regrets… I love her so much I just wanted to help her.”

However, she did have to jump through a few hoops to make it happen, which included being seen by several specialists, including Breanna’s fertility doctor, a high-risk obstetrician, her OBGYN and primary care physician, and a psychologist. She passed every health test with flying colors.


The baby is due November 12. Congratulations to the family on their bundle of joy!

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