It's pretty much the norm that when women hit menopause, they're done carrying babies. Texas resident Tracey Thompson is an unusual exception. The 53-year-old mother of two, who was post-menopausal for seven years, recently gave birth to her daughter's child.
Thompson's 28-year-old daughter Kelley McKissack had undergone IVF and suffered three miscarriages. While McKissack's last round of treatment failed and resulted in a miscarriage on Christmas in 2014 (heartbreaking), she had a few fertilized embryos. Thompson willingly stepped up and offered to carry the embryos for McKissack and her husband Aaron. Doing so required Thompson to reverse her menopausal state.
On January 6, Thompson successfully gave birth to little Kelcey.
"It is such a blessing that I can do this for my daughter," Thompson said in a press release from The Medical Center of Plano, where she gave birth. Now every year on her birthday Kelcey can hear the slightly confusing, mostly awesome story of how she came to be.