Christina Jennings, who goes by the nickname “Mouse,” was born with a rare and typically fatal heart condition.
“Basically, I only have two working chambers. So only half of my heart works,” Jennings said.
Doctors didn’t expect her to live past age 2. But here she is, age 30, yearning to become a mother.
“I knew I wanted to be a mom my whole life. I just didn’t know what a struggle it would be,” Jennings said.
After four open-heart surgeries and having a pacemaker placed in her abdomen, doctors said pregnancy would likely kill her and the baby.
Adoption isn’t an option for someone like Jennings, who’s living with a terminal illness. So she posted to Facebook, seeking a woman who’d be willing to carry her baby.
Enter Beth Schwartz.
“It’s a way for me to help someone, and easily in my opinion. I have all the tools needed to help,” Schwartz said.
These two strangers became fast friends as they journeyed through the 9 months of pregnancy together. Now, Schwartz is the early stages of labor.
“It’s my lifelong dream. I mean, this is it!” Jennings said.
“That’s the question I get the most. How are you going to give up that baby? I am not giving a baby away; I am returning it to its mom and dad. I get to make sure it gets all good and healthy. And make a family,” Schwartz said.
Two mothers are waiting on one baby, who’ll tie their families together for a lifetime.
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