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Woman to give birth to own granddaughter in US

Published on Jan 11, 2014 8:33 AM

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - A 58-year-old Utah woman is expecting a baby she is carrying for her daughter, with plans to give birth to her own granddaughter, reports said on Friday.

Ms Julia Navarro, a Peruvian who lives in the western American state, agreed to be implanted with one of her daughter Lorena McKinnon's fertilised eggs after the 32-year-old had a string of miscarriages.

"As a family, we have to help each other," Ms Navarro, who is expecting to give birth the baby in early February, told The Salt Lake Tribune newspaper.

Ms Navarro, a nurse's aide, had to undergo tests to ensure she was physically fit to give birth. She had been menopausal for about 12 years but gave herself hormone shots every day for three months to prepare for being implanted.

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