First U.S. baby born after uterus transplant

Doctors in Dallas are celebrating the birth of the first baby in the United States born to a mother with a transplanted uterus. 
 
Baylor University released video of the birth of the  baby boy, delivered in a scheduled C-section.
The mother,  who wishes to maintain her privacy, has absolute uterine factor infertility or AUFI, which affects one in every 500 women.

"As young women 14 to 16 years of age, they're told they never have a chance of having their own babies and carrying those babies,  and this is providing those women hope," said Dr. E. Colin Koon, Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Baylor University Medical Center.

Doctors said the womb came from a living donor who does not know the patient. She underwent the transplant more than a year ago.

They're monitoring the baby and say he is breathing and eating well. The family released a statement saying, they hope their son can serve as an inspiration to those struggling with infertility

Doctors will remove the transplanted uterus after the first or second pregnancy because the mother can’t stay on anti-rejection drugs indefinitely.  

The world's first baby born from a transplanted uterus was delivered in Sweden in 2014.  A woman in Cleveland received a transplanted uterus in last year, but it was removed due to complications.


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