A woman so determined not to have more children that she chose to be sterilised has given birth to a surrogate baby.
Mum-of-two Prizzilla Greer, 27, and husband Skylar, 26, thought they were done having babies after the arrival of their second child Lola, now four.
She even asked doctors to perform a female sterilisation, or tubal ligation, after her daughter was born by c-section in January 2016.
But after a surrogacy centre matched her with a gay couple who were desperate to become parents, she decided to go through it all again, despite having never met them.
She has now become mum to a newborn son, after carrying an embryo created by IVF.
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Prizzilla, of Oahu in Hawaii, USA, explains: “The sperm from one of the dads and the egg from their donor was used.
“They had embryos created at the IVF clinic before I was even matched with them just waiting to be transferred to my uterus.
“Gestational surrogacy doesn’t require the surrogate to use her own egg, so I was able to carry the embryo that was already created by my intended parents and their egg donor.
“We just had to make sure my uterus was healthy enough to carry the embryo to term. I really was just an oven for their bun.”
Prizzilla, also mum to Nixon, five, says she signed up to become a surrogate after seeing a friend’s post on Facebook.
She was contacted by the Hawaii Surrogacy Centre just a month later, and met the intended parents over Skype in October 2018.
The pair, who are from Australia, had been trying to have a child for more than 10 years.
Explaining why she was moved to help them, Prizzilla says: “I had started to see my friends share their troubles with infertility, and it was the first time I was introduced to that, because the women in my family don’t have any trouble getting pregnant.
“I felt some guilt knowing that this was someone’s dream to have a child all their life and someone like me, who never really planned for it, was able to do it right away.
“When I was 25, someone posted about surrogacy – it was like 3 o’clock in the morning, it was on Facebook.
“I never even went on Facebook back then, but I just knew I was meant to be at that place, at that time to see that post.
“I just started crying because I felt like it was a sign that this is what I am supposed to do, even though I hadn’t put too much thought into it before.”
After a series of medical checks, a single embryo was successfully implanted in May 2019.
And on January 18, a bouncing baby boy arrived.
Prizzilla, who blogged about her pregnancy on YouTube to raise awareness of surrogacy, is now an ambassador for the Hawaii Surrogacy Centre
Her videos, which cover everything from surrogacy myths to inside the delivery room, have now amassed more than 17,000 views.
“I just wanted to show people my side of things and kind of normalise it for others. Maybe to spark something in someone else’s brain,” she continued.
“I don’t think I would have even thought about doing it had I not seen another average person post about it in a Facebook group.”