First ever baby born through womb transplant

The doctors who delivered the first ever womb transplant
baby describe the proceedure and the impact it could have
for thousands of women
A woman in Sweden has achieved a medical first after giving
birth to a health baby boy following a womb transplant.
The 36-year-old mother received a uterus from a close
family friend last year.
Her baby boy was born prematurely by cesarean section but
is healthy and mother and child are now at home and doing
The Swedish woman had healthy ovaries, but she was born
without a uterus – a syndrome seen in one girl in 4,500.
One year after the transplant, when doctors were confident
the womb was working well, they transferred a single
embryo created in a lab dish using the woman’s eggs and
her husband’s sperm.
The woman, who has only one kidney, had three mild
rejection episodes, including one during pregnancy, but all
were successfully treated with medicines.
Mats Brannstrom, Professor and Team Leader of the Uterus
Transplantation Team said more research needed to be
done adding “I think this is not going to be routine clinical
care or routine surgery until many, many years from now.”


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