A woman from Gujarat will soon become India’s first lady to give birth after the uterus transplant. The 27 -year old woman undergone the uterus transplant process in Pune’ Galaxy Care hospital. Interestingly, the uterus transplanted to her was her mother’s !. Now she is in 20th week of pregnancy.
Dr. Shailesh Puntambekar, Director of Pune’s Galaxy Care Hospital informed that the lady was born without a uterus.
“The lady’s mother’s uterus has been transplanted into her. The uterus has not delivered for 20 years. Transplanting the uterus was a difficult task. It is not a very easy surgery, chances of infection were very high. The embryo was completely embedded in the lady so that she can conceive,” Dr. Puntambekar
He further added that, this will be the first transplanted birth in Asia and ninth in the world.
The lady expressed her happiness,”This is my mother’s uterus. I am happy that my baby will take birth from the same uterus from which I was born,” she added.