Swedish Woman World's First To Give Birth After Womb Transplant
A Swedish woman gave birth after having a womb transplant. This is the first time this has ever happened. Doctors in charge of the research said this could potentially open up the possibility for many infertile women to have babies.
The Swede in her mid-30s delivered a healthy baby boy by caesarean section in early September. This is around two years after receiving a uterus donated by an unrelated, 61-year-old.
She was one of seven women who successfully underwent a womb transplant from a live donor – in most cases the recipient’s mother - and subsequently had in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment.