Medical First: Woman Who Received Womb Transplant Becomes Mom

October 4, 2014 10:15 AM

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Medical First: Woman Who Received Womb Transplant Becomes Mom

LONDON - In a medical first, a woman in Sweden has given birth after receiving a womb transplant, the doctor who performed the pioneering procedure said Friday. The 36-year-old mother received a uterus from a close family friend last year. Her baby boy was born prematurely but healthy last month, and mother and child are now at home and doing well. The identities of the woman and her husband were not disclosed.

"The baby is fantastic," said Dr. Mats Brannstrom, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Gothenburg and Stockholm IVF who led the research and delivered the baby with the help of his wife, a midwife. The feat opens up a new but still experimental alternative for some of the t...

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