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Woman gives birth after undergoing uterus transplant

Pune, Oct 18 : A 28-year-old woman who had undergone a uterus transplant gave birth to a baby girl at a private hospital here Thursday.

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A doctor who treated her claimed that it was the first such case in the country.

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Meenakshi Walan, resident of Vadodara, underwent the transplant in May 2017, said Dr Neeta Warty, one of the doctors who oversaw the delivery.

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Walan’smother donated her uterus to her daughter as Walan’s uterus had become non-functional following a miscarriage, she said.

After the transplant surgery, Walan conceived through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) method, she said.

Walan delivered a baby girl at Galaxy Care Hospital here, where she had undergone the transplant earlier, through a cesarean delivery.

Dr Warty claimed that this was the first-of-its-kind delivery not only in India but the “Asia-Pacific region”.

“Nine such transplants and deliveries have taken place in Sweden, two inUSAand now this is the 12th in India,” she claimed.

Credit : PTI