It is a new first for North America, as a baby is delivered from a uterus that was transplanted. Not just any doner but a deceased owner. It is truly a miracle and a true sign of how much technology has changed.
Many are familiar with a liver, kidney or even a heart transplant, however, uterine transplant is an evolving field with much research needed. maternal-fetal medicine specialist Uma Perni, MD, who was part of the mother’s care team said, “It’s important to remember that this is still research.” Salso included how she is excited to see the other possibilities for women in the future.
The mother is part of a groundbreaking research trial involving 10 women with uterine factor infertility. Women who suffer from this problem don’t have a uterus.
However, The study was conducted to see whether a uterus transplant from a deceased donor could allow these women to become pregnant.
The clinic in Cleveland uses only the wombs of recently deceased women, which eliminates the harm of the living donor.
Below you can see a write up of how the process will look.
Yet, last month a baby girl has made history. She is the first baby to be delivered by a mother who received a uterus transplant from a deceased donor.
The mother of the baby girl is very grateful to their donor as well as the staff from the hospital who said, “We are grateful to the donor and her family, their generosity allowed our patient’s dream to come true and a new baby to be born.”
For safety reasons the, mother chose to have the transplanted uterus removed after giving birth. Her daughter is the only infant to be born via transplant from a deceased donor in the world.
Moreover, This is still a field where more research is still needed, however with the recent success it opens the road for many women. The trial was The trial includes 5 transplants, from which 3 have been successful. Two more women are waiting for embryo transfers, while many other candidates are in waiting for transplants.