A Labor of Love: Surrogate Grandmother Gives Birth to Granddaughter at The Medical Center of Plano
There’s no love like a mother’s love. After her daughter’s struggle with infertility, Tracey Thompson did what only a mother would do. At 54 years old, she stepped in as a surrogate to carry her grandchild. On January 6, Tracey gave her daughter Kelley the gift of a lifetime – a healthy baby girl delivered at The Medical Center of Plano.
A unique situation for HCA Healthcare’s Medical Center of Plano, the OB/GYN staff carefully laid out a plan for this special pregnancy. They coordinated medical treatments for Tracey’s surrogacy, implanted her daughter’s remaining embryo in April 2015 and successfully delivered her 6 pound 11 ounce granddaughter Kelcey – a combination of her mother and grandmother’s name – at 3:02 p.m. on Wednesday.
It’s not every day a mother gifts her daughter with a child. This was a dream come true. It’s only fitting that it would happen at The Medical Center of Plano – a place where “We Deliver Dreams.”
Watch their amazing “Labor of Love” on local news NBCDFW here.
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