The United States has welcomed its first baby born to a woman who had a womb transplanted into her body from a dead donor.
The baby girl was delivered at The Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, in June, by Cesarian section.
Surgeons transplanted the deceased donors uterus into the babys mothers body in late 2017.
That woman, who is in her mid-30s and has not been named, became pregnant through IVF in late 2018.
Cleveland Clinic transplant surgeon Dr Andreas Tzakis said the baby arrived without a hitch.
He explained: It was amazing how perfectly normal this delivery was, considering how extraordinary the occasion,.
Through this research, we aim to make these extraordinary events, ordinary for the women who choose this option.
We are grateful to the donor and her family, their generosity allowed our patients dream to come true and a new baby to be born.
Cleveland Clinic maternal fetal medicine specialist Dr Uma Perni added: We couldnt have asked for a better outcome.
Everything went wonderfully with the delivery; the mother and baby girl are doing great.
Its important to remember this is still research.
The field of uterus transplantation is rapidly evolving, and its exciting to see what the options may be for women in the future.
The first successful delivery of a baby born to a woman whod had a uterus transplant took place in Sweden five years ago.
Brazilian doctors helped deliver the first baby born to a woman given the womb of a deceased donor in December 2018.
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