Utah mom to give birth to daughter's daughter

3:40 PM, Jan 8, 2014   |    comments
Julia Navarro, 58, right, hugs her daughter Lorena McKinnon in Provo, Utah. McKinnon has never been able to bring a baby to term so her mom is stepping in. (Photo: Al Hartmann, AP)
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PROVO, Utah (AP) - A 58-year-old Utah woman is set to give birth in a few weeks - to her granddaughter.

Julia Navarro is serving as a gestational surrogate for her daughter and son-in-law.

Lorena McKinnon says after struggling with fertility issues, she and her husband tried to find a surrogate.

After several offers fell through, the Provo woman says her mother stepped up and offered to carry the baby.

The couple says by having Navarro as a surrogate they're saving about half the $60,000 typical cost of using a surrogate.

The baby is due in early February.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports Navarro's doctors had said that because of her age, there was a 45 percent chance the implantation would be successful.

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