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Grandmother gives birth to grandson through surrogate pregnancy

Newborn Madden Hebert became his own uncle when his grandmother gave birth to him last week, the Portland Press Herald reported.

Madden’s mother, Angel Hebert, 25, was unable to have children due to a heart condition that made it unsafe for her to get pregnant.

According to the Herald, Hebert’s mother, 49-year-old Linda Sirois, had offered for years to be a surrogate mother for her daughter in case she could not get pregnant.  Hebert and her husband, Brian, got the news last summer.

"It was pretty disappointing, and we were pretty upset about it," Hebert told the Herald. "But we kind of had an idea that it was a possibility and, all along, my mother was saying, 'I'm here and I can carry for you.' I guess we didn't really take her seriously."

After getting many rejections from fertility clinics because of her age, Sirois finally got a ‘yes’ from the Reproductive Science Center in Lexington, Mass.  She successfully became pregnant with her daughter’s fertilized egg on the first attempt.

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