Maine Woman Gives Birth to Own Grandson

Served as surrogate for daughter, who has heart condition
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 26, 2012 8:27 AM CDT
Maine Woman Gives Birth to Own Grandson
Linda Sirois just gave birth to her own grandson, serving as surrogate for her daughter, who could not become pregnant safely due to a heart condition.   (Shutterstock)

Madden Hebert came into the world quite normally a couple of weeks ago—if you skip over the fact that it was his grandmother who gave birth to him. No, it's not a supermarket tabloid special, it's from the more mundane Maine Sunday Telegram, which reports that Madden's mother, Angel Hebert, has a heart condition that made it dangerous for her to get pregnant. Hebert's mother, 49-year-old Linda Sirois, had long offered to be her surrogate, so when Hebert and her husband decided last summer to have a baby, they turned to the eager would-be grandmother.

"I called her last summer and I'm like, 'So, you know that offer you've been offering? Is that offer still on the table?' " says Angel Hebert. Sirois passed the fertility tests, so she had a fertilized egg implanted. She said the pregnancy was easier than carrying her own four children, with no morning sickness or complications. "I just saw it as I was babysitting for a few months," said Sirois. "It was their child all along. It was just a room for rent." (More surrogate mother stories.)

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