Indian woman to give birth with mother’s transplanted uterus

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NEW DELHI, Aug. 10 (BSS/XINHUA) — An Indian woman will soon become the
first in Asia to give birth to a baby after undergoing a successful uterus
transplant recently, said doctors with a private hospital in Pune, a city in
southwestern state of Maharashtra.

The uterus transplanted into the pregnant woman is her mother’s.

The 27-year-old woman is now in her 20th week of pregnancy. “The uterus
transplanted into her has not delivered for the past 20 years,” said the
doctors.

“Transplanting the uterus was a difficult task. It was a nine-hour
surgery. It is not a very easy surgery, chances of infection were very high.
The embryo was completely embedded in the lady so that she can conceive,” Dr.
Puntambekar told Xinhua via telephone on Friday.

“This is my mother’s uterus. I am happy that my baby will take birth from
the same uterus from which I was born,” said the woman.

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