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Sunday, October 5, 2014

World’s First: Woman Born Without Womb Gives Birth After Successful Organ Transplant (PHOTO).

Original Post By  Agency Reports The Trent 
World’s First: Woman Born Without Womb Gives Birth After Successful Organ Transplant (PHOTO)
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APF – A 36-year-old Swede has become the world’s first woman to give birth after receiving a womb transplant, doctors said Saturday, describing the event as a breakthrough for infertile women.
“It was breathtaking. I think all of us felt that,” surgeon Liza Johannesson said in a video supplied by her university. “It was like having your own child, actually, it was the same feeling. No one could really believe it.”
The healthy baby boy was born last month at the University of Gothenburg’s hospital. Both mother and infant are doing well.
A baby boy, born last month at the University of Gothenburg's hospital. The baby was born by Caesarean section at 31 weeks after the mother developed pre-eclampsia, a pregnancy condition, according to the medical journal The Lancet. Because of a genetic condition called Rokitansky syndrome, the new mother was born without a womb, although her ovaries were intact. The 36-year-old Swedish woman became the world's first to give birth after receiving a womb transplant, doctors said Saturday October 4, 2014, describing the event as a breakthrough for infertile women. (Photo Credit: AFP/Handout/Lancet)
A baby boy, born last month at the University of Gothenburg’s hospital. The baby was born by Caesarean section at 31 weeks after the mother developed pre-eclampsia, a pregnancy condition, according to the medical journal The Lancet. The 36-year-old Swedish woman became the world’s first to give birth after receiving a womb transplant, doctors said Saturday October 4, 2014, describing the event as a breakthrough for infertile women. (Photo Credit: AFP/Handout/The Lancet)
Weighing 1.775 kilos (3.9 pounds), the baby was born by Caesarean section at 31 weeks after the mother developed pre-eclampsia, a pregnancy condition, according to the medical journal The Lancet.
Because of a genetic condition called Rokitansky syndrome, the new mother was born without a womb, although her ovaries were intact.
The surgeons said the exploit smashes through the last major barrier of female infertility – the absence of a uterus as a result of heredity or surgical removal for medical reasons.
Professor Mats Brannstrom (C), head of a medical team which performed its first uterus transplant on a patient, attends a news conference about the procedure at the Sahlgreska University Hospital in Gothenburg September 18, 2012.(Photo Credit: REUTERS/Adam Ihse/TT News Agency)
Professor Mats Brannstrom (C), head of a medical team which performed its first uterus transplant on a patient, attends a news conference about the procedure at the Sahlgreska University Hospital in Gothenburg September 18, 2012.(Photo Credit: REUTERS/Adam Ihse/TT News Agency)
“Absolute uterine factor infertility is the only major type of female infertility that is still viewed as untreatable,” they said in a paper published by the British journal.
The replacement organ came from a 61-year-old woman, a close family friend who had been through menopause seven years earlier. The organ was transplanted in a 10-hour operation last year.
The recipient underwent in-vitro fertilisation, in which eggs were harvested from her ovaries and fertilised using sperm from her partner, and then cryogenically preserved.

A year after the transplant, a single early-stage embryo was inserted into the transplanted womb. A pregnancy test three weeks later was positive.
The womb encountered a brief episode of rejection, but this was successfully tackled by increasing a dose of corticosteroid drugs to suppress the immune system.

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