According to an article in the Huffington Post, 49-year-old Linda Sirois should know of what she speaks; the Maine grandma gave birth to her own grandson earlier this month.
Sirois, whose daughter has a heart condition which makes carrying a baby unsafe, had her mother stand in as a surrogate. Enter 7-pound, 14-ounce Madden Hebert, who was delivered by C-section as his mom, 25-year-old Angel Hebert, stood by.
"It was all pretty simple as far as I was concerned," Sirois told the Portland Press Herald. "I just saw it as I was babysitting for a few months."
A bit of an understatement. The mechanics involved implanting Hebert's egg, fertilized with her husband's sperm.
According to the article, of all her four pregnancies this one was a breeze, since Sirois suffered no morning sickness or complications. For Hebert, the experience was simply "awesome."
Sirois, though, consistently played down her role, saying "[my womb] was just a room for rent."
Is pregnancy little more than a storage space, or is there more emotional significance attached to carrying your own baby to term? Grandmas out there, would you do this for your daughter or son?