In Brazil a woman with a transplanted from a deceased donor uterus gave birth to a healthy child.
Reported by the Associated Press.
This is the first such case in ten previous attempts were unsuccessful
32-year-old woman born without a uterus due to a rare disease. At first she refused the transplant, but then decided. Her donor was a 45 year old mother of three children who died of a stroke.
The woman became pregnant by artificial insemination after seven months after the operation. She gave birth to a girl on 14 December 2017 in Sao Paulo. The doctors applied a cesarean section. After birth they removed the uterus, that the woman no longer had to take medications against rejection.
A year later the mother and baby are healthy. The doctors described their case in the medical journal “the Lancet”. Doctors planning to transplant a uterus from a dead donor at least twice.
Also, earlier it was reported that in Moscow the woman with a unique anomaly of the uterus gave birth to twins. A few years ago, the doctors told her that because of the structure of the internal organs she will never be able to get pregnant.
From birth the patient is one of the uterus had two fused, they were shaped like a heart. 39-year-old Muscovite had never hoped for the birth of children, but she still managed to get pregnant.