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Friday, 19 May 2017

Mother successfully donates womb to her daughter in India's first womb transfer

A 43-year-old mother has successfully donated her womb to her 21-year-old daughter, who was born without a uterus, with the hopes that her child can experience childbirth. The surgery was the first of its kind in India and was performed by a team of doctors at Pune's Galaxy Care Hospital in the city of Pune in south-west India.

Ther womb transfer took place yesterday, led by the hospital's medical director, Dr. Shailesh Puntambekar. It lasted for nine and a half hours in total and both mother and daughter are fine and in recovery. The 21-year-old will have to wait for one year to give her body enough time to heal and adjust to the new uterus before she considers trying to get pregnant via in-vitro fertilization (IVF). She is currently under observation and will be kept in Intensive Care Unit for some days

"The patient was born without a uterus and she wanted to have her own baby and was not ready for adoption or surrogacy. Since they knew about the uterus transplant, they approached us and accepted the surgery option," Dr Shailesh Puntambekar said. "Fortunately, her mother was found to be a medically suitable uterus donor for her."

He added: "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."

According to Dr. Mats Brännström, a professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at Sweden's University of Gothenburg, only six babies have ever been delivered from a uterus transplant - two from the same mother. It remains to be seen whether India's first transplant will result in a birth though Dr. Puntambekar said he felt "relaxed and confident" that it will happen for his patient.


uniquechic said...

Oh my!!! d bond btwn a mother and d children!!!! such pure luv..
I hope she gets pregnant

GALORE said...

Indians are good

Can't forget the nice doctors and nurses at Miyot hospital


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only in india. if she has ovaries that produce eggs then she

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would definitely be able to give birth to her own babies and be a proud mother. medical technology has made miracles and everyday occurrence.

Dorathy Hogan said...

God is good

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Anonymous said...

I agree with you Indians are good

Enegide Philip said...

Great!!! Looking forward to when nigeria wil get the technology to complement d expertise to do similar things

Anonymous said...

I pray it works

Nnenne George said...

That's very thoughtful of her. God bless our mothers

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, science is still arguing with religion in Nigeria, where the garden of Eden and white jesus are still considered scientific advancements.

Anonymous said...

She'll give birth to her sister 😂

Emeka Izuogu said...

I never knew they could do that..things are really happening

Anonymous said...

Olodo ovary eggs is it same as uterus ?

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