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Mother transfers her womb to her 21-year-old daughter born without womb

A 43-year-old mother has donated her uterus to
her 21-year-old daughter in the first surgery of
its kind in India.

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The woman offered to undergo the procedure so
that her daughter, who was born without a
uterus, can experience childbirth.
According to Hindustan Times, the uterus
transplant happened in the city of Pune in
southwest India, on Thursday.
The surgery was done by a team of doctors at
Pune’s Galaxy Care Hospital and led by the
hospital’s medical director, Dr. Shailesh
Puntambekar.
Puntambekar said shortly after the surgery, “The
patients are fine. The surgery took nine and a
half hours in total.

“The procedure is difficult because multiple
large arteries are to be joined there, and veins
that are small and short. “It is technically very
tough.”
The patient will have to wait a year before trying
to become pregnant through in-vitro fertilization,
IVF, giving her body enough time to heal and
adjust to the new uterus.
A professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at
Sweden’s University of Gothenburg, Dr. Mats
Brännström, said that only six babies have ever
been delivered from a uterus transplant — two
from the same mother.

Brännström led the team that first successfully
performed the procedure in 2014, when after 11
unsuccessful attempts worldwide by their team
and others, a healthy baby was born in Sweden.
All five babies delivered since have been the
result of surgeries performed by the Swedish
team.
It remains to be seen whether India’s first
transplant will result in childbirth.

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