Major breakthrough in uterus transplant as woman gives birth to healthy baby

After repeated failures, in 2014 a successful transplant of uterus in Swedish woman paved the way to give birth to a healthy baby and it remains an example.

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The US witnessed a unique phenomenon on December 1, Friday, when an American woman, who was born without a uterus, gave birth to a child at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. However, the new parents are not ready to reveal their identity now.

Dr Liza Johannesson, the obstetrician-gynaecologist and transplant surgeon at Baylor told TIME magazine, "We've been preparing for this moment for a very long time. I think everyone had tears in their eyes when the baby came out. I did for sure."

In 1931, a woman died from organ rejection in Germany after world's first uterus transplant. But in 2014 a miracle finally happened in Sweden, when after a successful transplant a woman gave birth to a healthy baby.

There were several cases of womb transplantation in the US since 2016 but none of them succeeded. However, in 2017 at Dallas after the womb transplant from September 14 to 22, doctors found that three out of four women were not receiving normal blood flow, so they had to remove the uterus.

According to reports, the new mother is one of those four American women who received a uterus from at the same medical centre and became the first American woman to give birth after receiving a donated womb from another living woman.

Most of the members of the medical institute were present during the birth of the baby. The woman was taken to the Caesarean section, where Dr. Robert T. Gunby Jr., the obstetrician and gynaecologist delivered the newborn.

"I've delivered a lot of babies, but this one was special. When I started my career we didn't even have sonograms. Now we are putting in uteruses from someone else and getting a baby," said Gunby.

"Outside my own children, this is the most excited I've ever been about any baby being born. I just started to cry," he further added.

Simultaneously, according to The Sacramento Bee, some scientists have claimed that there is a chance for transgender women to give birth.