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First Womb Transfer, Mom Successfully Donates Womb To Her Daughter

In India, a 43-year-old mother has successfully donated her womb to her daughter, 21-year-old. The daughter was born without a uterus, with the hopes that her daughter can experience childbirth. The surgery became the first of its kind in India and also performed by a team of doctors at Pune’s Galaxy Care Hospital within the city of Pune in South-West India.

 

First Womb Transfer, Mom Successfully Donates Womb To Her Daughter

 

According to the report, the womb transfer was done yesterday and it was led by the hospital’s medical director, Dr. Shailesh Puntambekar. The womb transfer lasted for nine and a half of hours in overall and both mother and daughter are doing just fine and in recuperation. The daughter will have to wait for twelve months to give her body enough time to heal and modify to the new uterus before she considers trying to get pregnant thru in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Currently, she is under observation and will also be kept in Intensive Care Unit for some days.

 

 

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“The daughter was born without a uterus and she desired to have her very own child and was not interested in adoption or surrogacy. For the fact that they knew about the uterus transplant, they approached us and we acceped the surgical operation choice,” Dr Shailesh Puntambekar stated.

“Fortuitously, her mom was found to be a medically appropriate uterus donor for her.”

He added: “The process is tough because multiple large arteries are to be joined there, and veins which that are small and short. It’s technically very hard.”

 

In line with Dr. Mats Brännström, a professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at Sweden’s University Of Gothenburg, just six children have ever been delivered from a uterus transplant – two of those babies are of same mother. It remains to be seen whether India’s first transplant will result in birth although Dr. Puntambekar stated that he felt “relaxed and assured” that it’s going to take place for his patient.

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7 comments

  1. I never realised they could do things like this. That is amazing!

  2. Thanks for sharing the milestone of Indian Medical Science…
    Also loved reading it…
    Hope the transplant’s results will be good.

  3. Oh my, i had no idea this even exist. That’s just wow.

  4. Thank you for sharing this news, this is seriously so cool! I’m amazed by the advancements in medical technology that are happening all over the world!

  5. a positive piece of news its a shame it doesn’t get covered as much as the negative news around the world

  6. That is simply amazing! I hope it turns out to be a successful endeavor for both of them.

  7. I never knew this was even possible! This just goes to show how a mother would go to the ends of the world to help her child. My wishes go to both mother and her daughter for speedy recovery. Praying that the daughter would soon bear a child. Such a heartwarming story!

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