The first child of a woman born without a uterus was born in the USA
A woman who was born without a womb gave birth to a healthy baby, TIME magazine. The birth was attended by obstetricians at the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Gender, weight and date of birth of the child are not disclosed. A 36-year-old nurse, a mother of two children, donated the uterus of the infant's mother. The organ transplant was performed by surgeon Lisa Johansson from the same university medical center. This is the first case of pregnancy and a successful natural childbirth in a woman with a transplanted uterus in the United States; previously, the same was done by doctors from Sweden; Johanesson participated in the Swedish operation as an assistant surgeon. Uterus transplantation is considered to be the only way to give motherhood to women diagnosed with uterine infertility factor - congenital or acquired anatomical anomalies of the uterus and endometrium.In various cases of uterine infertility factor, the organ is either completely absent or nonfunctional. The father holds the baby, which was born thanks to a transplant of a donor uterus. Credit: Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas / TIME. Last year, the first US uterine transplant program was launched in Kansas; during the year, surgeons performed eight out of ten scheduled 10-hour operations. Three of them were unsuccessful. Donors were healthy adult women of reproductive age who gave birth to more than one healthy child. After a healthy uterus is transplanted, in vitro fertilization is required, since the future mother’s fallopian tubes are not transferred to the donor uterus during transplantation. Ovum fertilization is obtained before the operation, fertilized with the father’s sperm and frozen.