According to Hospital das Clínicas at the University of São Paulo School of Medicine in Brazil, history was made nearly a year ago after the first baby was born to a woman with a transplanted uterus after the donor passed away.
Authors of a study published in the medical journal The Lancet noted other children have been delivered to women after receiving a uterus from a living family member, but never before from a deceased donor. The Brazilian baby was the first.
The baby girl was born to her mother, a 32-year-old who had a condition known as Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome causing the absence her own uterus and making pregnancy impossible. She received the new uterus after a 45-year-old mother of three died suddenly from a stroke.
Just over a month after receiving the uterus the recipient began menstruating and within seven months became pregnant via in-vitro fertilization seven months later.
A mother who received a uterus transplant from a dead donor gave birth to a healthy baby. The breakthrough operatio… https://t.co/4FkJN3VDTd— FRANCE 24 English (@FRANCE 24 English) 1544009679.0
First baby born via uterus transplantation from a deceased donor and the first uterine transplantation in Latin Ame… https://t.co/s5ligYtHIw— The Lancet (@The Lancet) 1543967101.0
Science is the best!
@France24_en This is amazing!! I love news like this !!— Toyosi (@Toyosi) 1544025488.0
@Toyo_Baby @France24_en Me too! Science rocks!❤— Jblueeyes55💙🇺🇸🐾🌈🌎🍀 (@Jblueeyes55💙🇺🇸🐾🌈🌎🍀) 1544050885.0
@France24_en Yay! This is amazing news! What an advancement for those having a hard time conceiving.— Brittany Lindquist (@Brittany Lindquist) 1544039361.0
Both daughter and mother are doing well.