World’s first baby born using uterus transplant from dead donor

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Brazilian doctors delivered the world’s first baby born using a uterus transplant from a dead donor.

The healthy baby girl was delivered last December to a 32-year-old woman who wasn’t born with a uterus. The mother used the uterus of a 45-year-old woman who had three previous children and died of a stroke, as detailed in a case report published in the medical journal Lancet on Tuesday.

The uterus from the deceased donor was implanted during a 10-hour operation. After seven months, doctors implanted an embryo made using in-vitro fertilization to spur the pregnancy.

The baby was delivered by way of a cesarean section on Dec. 15, 2017 at around 36 weeks into the pregnancy. She was 5.6 pounds. Doctors then removed the uterus so the mother would not have to continue anti-rejection medications.

Nearly a year later, the mother and baby are both healthy.

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