First US baby born to mother with transplanted uterus

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/12/6 19:53:39

For the first time in the US, a baby has been born to a mother who received a uterus transplant, doctors announced Monday.

The child, "a beautiful baby boy," was born last month at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, as part of a clinical trial conducted over the past 18 months, the hospital said.

"They both are fine. The mom is already going home, the baby is on room air and eating, and the mom is anxiously awaiting him to come home," a Baylor doctor told a news conference broadcast online.

In a statement, Giuliano Testa, principal investigator of the uterine transplant clinical trial, called the first live birth as "a beautiful moment of love and hope for a mother who had been told she would never be able to carry her own child."

The transplant was carried out as part of a clinical trial to study new infertility treatment options for women with absolute uterine factor infertility.

Uterine factor infertility is estimated to affect one in 500 women and can result from either congenital absence of a uterus or from a nonfunctional or surgically absent uterus.

So far, only eight babies have been born to women who have received uterus transplants. All the births occurred in Sweden.



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