First Baby Born After Groundbreaking Womb Transplant  |  October 6, 2014

Credit: The Lancet

Credit: The Lancet

A woman in Sweden who received a womb transplant delivered Vincent, the first baby born after this pioneering procedure.

Earlier this year, doctors performed womb transplants on nine women with the hope that they would become pregnant.  Women in the study, mostly in their 30s, were born without a uterus or had it removed due to illness. The majority of the wombs were donated by the recipients’ mothers. Two other women in the study are pregnant and expected to deliver soon.

Doctors and researchers involved in the study now have evidence that uterine transplantation could be a potential treatment for infertility.

Read more about Vincent and this exciting work here.

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