For The First Time In North America, A Baby Was Born After Uterus Transplant From A Deceased Donor
July 12, 2019 13:55 By Mambee
A baby girl made history due to the circumstances surrounding her conception. She was reported to be the first baby in North America to be delivered by a mother who received a uterus transplant from a deceased donor.
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The idea of kidney, liver or heart transplant is already well-known and has shown success over the years. Uterine transplant is a whole different ball game, according to Cleveland Clinic, even though this field is developing quite quickly.
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Maternal-fetal medicine specialist Dr. Uma Perni explained that this successful birth was an exciting step forward in this research and added that it signified a hopeful future for women who have trouble conceiving due to uterine problems.
It was revealed that the baby's mother is in her mid-30s and took part in the trial which involved 10 women. The mother had uterine factor infertility (UFI). This condition refers to women who don't have a uterus or had them removed. As a result, they are unable to get pregnant.
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The trial was set up for the purpose of analyzing the possibility that a uterus transplant from a deceased donor can help these women become pregnant via in-vitro fertilization. In addition, they looked into the possibility of the recipient to carry and deliver the baby.
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Transplant surgeon Andreas Tzakis mentioned that uterus transplantation is a complex procedure, but he and other specialists involved in this field are looking into making it an option for women dealing with UFI. He appreciated the donor, saying that her generosity made a patient's dream come.
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Infertility is a difficult issue for people to go through, and this breakthrough will give some of them hope that there is a solution they can try. That's pretty impressive.