Cancer survivor gives birth to healthy baby after receiving her mother’s uterusBy Mason White 5:16 PM August 26, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
A woman said that she will be forever grateful to her mother for giving a piece of herself so that she can have a baby.
The family of Gothenburg, Sweden, underwent a pioneering procedure that has resulted in a baby born from the same womb that nurtured the mother.
The new mother, who is in her 30s, lost her own uterus to cancer a few years ago. The woman, had her biological son with the womb donated by her mother.
Dr. Mats Brannstrom, who is behind the revolutionary process, said that 4 babies, all boys, were already born with transplanted wombs.
He said that this birth was extra special as “it’s one uterus bridging three generations of a family.”
The proud grandmother, who is in her 50s, said that she immediately agreed to donate her uterus when her daughter raised the idea.
The new mother underwent in vitro fertilization to make embryos using her eggs and her husband’s sperm. Doctors waited 1 year after the transplant to make sure everything was fine before doing the procedure.
After 4 attempts at transferring the embryos, she became pregnant. There were no complications, and delivered via Caesarean section as planned, the doctor said.