Yet another milestone is achieved by medical science and technology. A team of medical practitioners stated the birth of a child from the uterus of a dead woman, which was transplanted to a healthy recipient. The first of its kinds, this miracle will now be able to help numerous women all over the world who are unable to support pregnancy due to a deteriorated uterine condition.
The team of doctors had performed an operation on a 32-year aged woman (unnamed). The woman had a rare genetic disorder known as Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndromedue to which she lacked uterus overall. The donor, on the other hand, was a 45-year old woman who underwent a massive stroke and died. The donor was a mother to three kids, all delivered vaginally. The operation was performed in September 2016. This took a ten-hour long surgery to join the donor’s uterine and recipient’s vaginal tissues together.
Prior to the surgery, in vitro fertilization of the recipient resulted in the formation of viable embryos, eight in number, which was frozen. One of these was implanted to the uterus, seven months after the surgery. The implantation turned out to be successful and the woman delivered a physically fit baby girl in the 35th week through a C-section.
Since the donor is a deceased person, the cost of the transplantation is cut short. A little more care and medications are recommended. This is a very realistic approach and has opened the closed gateways for the women unable to conceive.