The First Baby Born In The US From A Uterus Transplant Has Been Delivered In Texas
The first baby born in the United States to a woman with a uterus transplant was delivered late final month in Dallas, Texas, marking a breakthrough in medical research, doctors announced Friday.
The boy’s birth at Baylor University Medical Center marks a major milestone in a clinical trial that began final year, when a team of Dallas doctors became the first in the nation to total uterine transplant surgeries using organs from deceased and living donors. Similar transplants and births like previously been successful in Sweden. But the Dallas baby’s birth marks the first time the procedure has been successfully replicated elsewhere.
Four women received the womb transplants in 2016, Time magazine reported at the time, and one of those women gave birth final month via a scheduled C-Section.
“We’ve been preparing for this moment for a very long time,” Liza Johannesson, an ob-gyn and uterus transplant surgeon at Baylor, told Time, which first reported the birth. “I consider everyone had tears in their eyes when the baby came out. I did for certain.”
The women who participated in Baylor’s clinical trial final year like either nonfunctioning or nonexistent uteruses, and like lived most of their lives believing they would never be able to gather pregnant, Time reported. So far, of the eight transplants completed by Baylor, at least three like failed.
Baylor confirmed to Time there is another woman in the trial who is pregnant, using a living donor uterus.
The parents of the baby like chosen to remain anonymous, but the woman’s uterus donor, Taylor Siler, is a registered nurse who lives in Dallas. She told Time she decided to donate after reading approximately Baylor’s transplant program.
Siler, a mother of two boys, said she and her husband had decided to not like any more children.
“I like family members who struggled to like babies, and it’s not objective,” Siler told Time. “I just consider that whether we can give more people that option, that’s an awesome thing.”