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A Woman Who Had a Womb Transplant Is Pregnant With Her Second Child

This is huge news for women who struggle with infertility.

One of the first women in the world to receive a womb transplant is now expecting her second child, as announced Monday at a medical conference in the U.K.

According to the BBC, the professor who pioneered the transplant procedure in 2014, Mats Brannstrom from Sweden, delivered the news at the annual meeting of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in Birmingham, U.K. The woman who received the transplant remains anonymous, but this is huge, great news not only for her, but for the thousands of women who don’t have healthy wombs or had to have their wombs removed for medical reasons.

The new procedure involves transplanting a uterus from dying donors who still have beating hearts but are otherwise brain-dead. The first uterus transplant in the United States was attempted earlier this year in March, but it unfortunately failed within a few days due to a sudden and serious complication from the surgery. But the efforts aren’t over yet! That same clinic has nine more uterine transplant procedures already planned and said earlier this year it would continue with those procedures despite the failure of the first one.


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