Brazil: World’s First Baby Born via Womb Transplant From a Dead Donor
World’s First Baby Born via Womb Transplant From a Dead Donor (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

In a landmark case, a healthy baby girl is born out of deceased donor's womb that was transplanted from a woman in Brazil. The receiver of the womb has given birth to a baby girl making it the first successful case of its kind, as per reports by Indian Express. Published in The Lancet medical journal, this case also involved connecting veins from the donor uterus with the recipient’s veins. Moreover linking arteries, ligaments and vaginal canals were also mentioned. Woman Who Received Uterus Transplant From Mother Delivers a Baby in a First-of-Its-Kind Case in India.

Earlier attempts of uterus transplants have failed about ten times, and this successful attempt really marks a huge victory in the medical field. The previously failed attempts of uterus transplant from deceased donors have been in the Czech Republic, United States and Turkey. All the efforts failed to produce a live birth. Delivered via caesarean section, this baby girl was born at 35 weeks and three days. Her birth-weight was 2,550 grams according to the reports.

The research was led by Dani Ejzenberg, a doctor at Brazil’s Sao Paulo University. The doctor explained that this technique could offer women with uterine infertility to access a larger pool of potential donors.

What is Uterus Transplant?

Women who want to give birth at some point in their life sometimes also face issues due to complications in their uterus or fertility issues. Uterus transplant forms a part of the latest technology that can help a woman give birth by having the uterus transplanted. This latest medical technology allows people who experience infertility to become pregnant is the safest possible way.

Medical advances like this are the need of the hour and can benefit a large population.