Single mother who was surrogate and egg donor for 11 children


While it is a special day for mothers everywhere, one mum has been giving some extraordinary gifts of her own.

Schoolteacher Carla Pincombe has now helped bring 11 children into the world through egg donation and surrogacy – and she is planning even more.

The single mother says she had finished having her own children and wanted to help as many women as she could.

Carla Pincombe has donated several eggs to people wanting to become parents. Source: 7 News
Ms Pincombe has three children of her own. Source: 7 News

“I wanted to help somebody else and then I really enjoyed the experience. I loved being able to help somebody,” Ms Pincombe said.

The 38-year-old has three girls of her own – Aurora, Saskia, and Reverie.

The teacher was also the surrogate for little Adaline. There’s also been Zara, Aiden and eight other successful pregnancies from her donor egg cycles.

She is now taking daily hormone injections to donate another egg to a couple and then she will help two dads have baby number two and what could be her 16th biological child.

The mother-of-three has donated her eggs to several people. Source: 7 News
She said she wants to help others have children. Pictured are Ms Pincombe with her children. Source: 7 News

“It’s not as uncommon as people think, it’s just one of those things that people don’t talk about much,” Ms Pincombe said.

“It’s lovely to be able to do something for someone else, you know they couldn’t do it for themselves.”

In Australia, it is illegal for surrogates to be paid.

But for women like Carla, the reward is seeing families complete.