Woman delivers 2nd baby from transplanted uterus of deceased donor

Woman delivers 2nd baby from transplanted uterus of deceased donor

- A second baby born from transplanted uterus of a deceased donor has been delivered

- The mother identified as Jennifer Gobrecht was told at age 17 that she would never carry her own child

- However, 33-year-old Gobrecht, who was born with ovaries but without a uterus, delivered her own baby

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In what is established to be the second of its kind in the United States, a baby born from transplanted uterus of a deceased donor has been delivered.

The mother identified as Jennifer Gobrecht delivered the baby boy through a cesarean section, The New York Times reports.

Woman delivers second baby in US born from transplanted uterus of deceased donor

The Gobrecht. Photo credit: Penn Medicine
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Brielfy.co.za gathers that the disclosure was made on Thursday, January 7, by researchers at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia.

When the 33-year-old Gobrecht was 17-year-old, she was told by doctors that she would never carry her own child.

Woman delivers second baby in US born from transplanted uterus of deceased donor

The Gobrechts holding ultrasound images of their son. Photo credit: Penn Medicine
Source: UGC

Gobrecht, who was born with ovaries but without a uterus, was selected to be the first patient in a trial at Penn Medicine that hopes to help five women who otherwise could not carry their own children.

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An assistant professor of obstetrics and gynaecology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and who helped run the trial, Dr Kathleen O’Neill, said: “For women with uterine factor infertility, uterus transplantation is potentially a new path to parenthood — outside of adoption and use of a gestational carrier — and it’s the only option which allows these women to carry and deliver their babies."

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that after welcoming a set of twins on March 13, a single mother in Florida identified as Alexzandria Wolliston welcomed another set of twins on December 27, 2019, the same year as the first.

Wolliston, who said she never thought she would have two, added that she believes the boys were a gift, after recently learning that both of her grandmothers lost twin boys at birth.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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