Baby is first to be born in US after uterus transplant, hospital says

Madison Park// PC: Shannon Faulk// CNN


The uterus transplant was carried out as part of a clinical trial in the neonatal unit at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas to study new infertility treatment options for women who don’t have a functioning uterus. It’s an irreversible condition, called uterine factor infertility, affecting as many as 5% of women worldwide. A year after the transplant, an embryo is transferred to the transplanted uterus and then closely monitored until a cesarean delivery. A baby born at Texas hospital is the first in the US to be birthed from a mother who had received a uterus transplant. The world’s first baby born from a transplanted uterus was born at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden back in 2014.

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