Turkish womb transplant woman 6 weeks pregnant

Turkish womb transplant woman 6 weeks pregnant
Updated 30 April 2013

Turkish womb transplant woman 6 weeks pregnant

Turkish womb transplant woman 6 weeks pregnant

ANKARA, Turkey: A hospital says a Turkish woman who became the first person to successfully receive a donor womb is six weeks into a “healthy” pregnancy. Derya Sert was born without a womb and had one transplanted in August 2011.
Using one of her own eggs, doctors placed an embryo into the 22 year old’s womb in March. A statement from Akdeniz University Hospital yesterday said doctors have monitored a fetal heartbeat and that the pregnancy is going well.
A successful birth would provide hope for women who were born without a womb or who lose it to disease.