Mom Gives Birth to Healthy Baby After Receiving Uterus From Dece - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8

Mom Gives Birth to Healthy Baby After Receiving Uterus From Deceased Donor

Posted: Updated:

A 32-year-old mom born without a uterus became the first to successfully give birth to a healthy baby after receiving a transplant from a deceased donor two years ago.

“This was the most important thing in her life,” Dr. Dani Ejzenberg, the transplant team’s lead doctor at the University of Sao Paolo School of Medicine, told The Associated Press. "Now she comes in to show us the baby and she is so happy."

The healthy baby born last December in Brazil is one of 11 babies born using a transplanted womb, but the 1-year-old made history as the first baby ever to be born using the uterus of a deceased donor.

The 32-year-old psychologist mom, who was not identified, became pregnant through IVF seven months after the transplant and gave birth to a healthy baby via cesarean section.

Doctors also removed the transplanted uterus during her C-section in order to take the mother off immunosuppressant medication required for maintaining a transplanted organ.

“She couldn’t keep the uterus in another pregnancy,” said Dr. Wellington Andraus, who worked on her transplant team.

The mother was diagnosed with Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome, a rare condition that caused her to be born without a uterus.

In a bid to have biological children, she underwent a transplant where she received a 45-year-old woman’s uterus after her death. Andraus explained it was important the donor had to be around 45 years old since it becomes harder to retrieve the uterus without complications in older women, and the donor must have given birth at least once in the past to prove her uterus was viable, he said in an interview with The Lancet, a medical journal.

While there have been several cases of successful deliveries following uterine transplants from family and friends, it was once believed that a transplant from a deceased donor was not possible.

Ten previous attempts using deceased donors around the world have failed.

The Brazilian doctors are confident this successful attempt will give more options for uterus transplants in the future, having already planned two more transplants as a part of their study.

They are also confident future transplant attempts will help doctors learn the intricacies of pregnancies at every stage.

RELATED STORIES

Tina Turner Reveals She Underwent Kidney Transplant With Husband's Donated Organ

Grieving Mom Attends Wedding of Woman Who Received Her Teen Son’s Heart in Transplant

At 21, Woman Is Youngest Ever to Undergo Face Transplant After Attempting Suicide as a Teen

  • Inside EditionMore>>

  • Texas Teacher Cuts Hair to Look Like Teased Student

    Texas Teacher Cuts Hair to Look Like Teased Student

    Saturday, February 16 2019 2:37 PM EST2019-02-16 19:37:41 GMT
    By Stephanie Officer, Inside Edition An elementary school student in Texas has a reason to look forward to school again, thanks to her teacher. Meador Elementary School Kindergarten teacher Shannon Grimm noticed a change in her student, Priscilla Perez’s behavior. “I would cry because I would think school was not fun," Perez told KTRK. As it turns out, the 5-year-old had gotten a new haircut, and her classmates began teasing her. "Friends started to call her a boy, and those words cut... 


    Teacher Spots Elementary Student Biking to Get Help for Diabetic Dad

     
  • 5 Killed in Shooting at Illinois Manufacturing Plant

    At Least 5 Killed in Shooting at Illinois Manufacturing Plant

    Saturday, February 16 2019 1:37 PM EST2019-02-16 18:37:41 GMT
    By Inside Edition Staff, Inside Edition At least five people are dead after a gunman opened fire at a manufacturing firm outside of Chicago, authorities said. Police responded to the shooting Friday afternoon at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora. The FBI, ATF and U.S. Marshals also responded. As of Friday evening, five civilians were dead and five police officers were wounded, CBS News reported. While the officers sustained non-life threatening injuries, two of the officers were ai... 
    By Inside Edition Staff, Inside Edition Authorities have now released the names of the five people killed in Friday's mass shooting at a manufacturing firm outside of Chicago. Police say the suspect was not even supposed to be in possession of a gun.   Police responded to the shooting Friday afternoon at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora. The FBI, ATF and U.S. Marshals also responded.   Five civilians were killed. They are identified as Clayton Parks, the Human Resources Manager, Tre... 
  • Burglary Suspect Mistakes Police Car for Lyft, Gets Arrested

    Burglary Suspect Mistakes Police Car for Lyft, Gets Arrested

    Saturday, February 16 2019 9:57 AM EST2019-02-16 14:57:41 GMT
    By Stephanie Officer, Inside Edition A burglary suspect trying to evade police runs right into them-- and hops into their car. According to WABC, cops were called to a burglary in Rochelle Park, NJ around 10 p.m. Thursday night. That’s when homeowners found 28-year-old Nicholas Maziot inside, on the second floor. Maziot went out the window and jumped off of the roof. He tried to getaway by calling a Lyft. Mistaking an unmarked cop car for the cab, he wound up turning himself in. Mazio... 


    The High-Tech Gadget Putting an End to Supermarket Turkey Thefts

     
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 KFMB-TV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.