The team at the Foch hospital outside Paris announced that the baby, a girl weighing 1,845 kg, was born last Friday, February 12. The mother was born without a uterus due to a rare disease, known as Rokitansky’s syndrome, and the organ was donated by the child’s grandmother.
France registered its first birth after a uterus transplant. The announcement was made on Wednesday by the Foch hospital outside Paris. “Both the mother and the child are doing well,” Jean-Marc Ayoubi, the hospital’s head of gynecology, obstetrics and reproductive medicine, told AFP.
The mother, identified only as Deborah, was born without a uterus due to a rare disease known as Rokitansky syndrome, which affects about one in 4,500 women.
The 36-year-old woman received a uterus transplant in March 2019, an intervention carried out by the same team that followed her in childbirth. The uterus was donated by own mother, grandfather of the baby, who was 57 at the time.
“We waited about a year to make sure that the transplanted uterus would not be rejected,” explained Ayoubi. Deborah was 33 weeks pregnant when she gave birth and the delivery went smoothly.
According to Raw Story, the first birth after a uterus transplant took place in Sweden in 2014. In 2017, a Brazilian medical team was successful in the birth of a baby whose mother had received a uterus transplant from a deceased donor.
Happened about 20 births after a uterus transplant worldwide. These cases offer hope for women suffering from similar reproductive problems, as an alternative to adoption or surrogacy.
Liliana Malainho, ZAP //