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Woman carries her sister’s baby and gives birth to her own nephew

We hear of selfless acts sometimes that really touch our heart strings, no less than the story of 32 year Tara Moreton and her sister, 30 year old Toni Smith

In 2012, Toni began chemotherapy treatment for cancer and was told that her treatment would make her infertile. So she chose to have her eggs frozen, and that was when her sister Tara told her that whenever she needed it, she would carry her future baby for her.

Fast forward eight years and the most wonderful gift a sister could give has arrived in the shape of baby Jenson, who his parents have called a miracle.

Talking to the Daily Mail, Toni says that three of her frozen eggs were fertilised using her now husband’s sperm in order for an embryo transfer to her sister’s womb last October. Doctors warned there was only a 1 in 4 chance of success but despite all odds, Jenson was born weighing 6lb 5oz on 9th June.

The gift of life

Tara, who has three children of her own, said, “I can’t begin to tell people how proud I am to have given my sister a chance to be a mother”

Baby Jenson was born a week and half early after a 20 hour labour with her sister by her side. Now all home in the West Midlands, Toni and her husband, 29 year old Ashley are adjusting to family life.

Toni said, “Jenson is our little miracle. We are forever thankful for what Tara has done. It’s hard to put into words how grateful we are and how much pride I have for my sister.”

On social media she added, “Not a day that goes by where I don’t think I am the luckiest person walking, for having a sister that had gone through what she has, so me and Ash can have our dream come true.”

‘When I look at him, I think even if you have only half the amount of courage your auntie has, you’re going to smash life.”

“I can’t explain how much love I have for this little man. Today being our due date marks a moment in my life that I didn’t think I’d have.”

Are you now a proud mother following a long, tough and “non conventional” path? We would so love to hear your story. Drop us a line at mystory@ivfbabble.com

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