First Successful Uterus Transplant Recipient Now Pregnant

Derya Sert was born without womb, but doctors say she is almost two weeks pregnant.
1:01 | 04/13/13

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Now to a medical milestone hope, a woman who is the first person ever to have a successful uterus transplant is now pregnant. Doctors are being cautious but they are encouraged this evening. Reporter:22-year-old is something of a medical miracle. Born without a womb, a rare condition is the first woman ever to undergo a successful uterus transplant which she received from a deceased donor in august of 2011. In a stunning announcement doctors now revealing she's almost two weeks pregnant. She's looking forward to having the baby. Remarkably her ovaries were healthy and she produced eggs which doctors harvested before the transplant. They then put the fertilized embryos into her womb. While this is nothing short of a miracle, her doctors say she still faces a high risk of miscarriage and other complications in the early stages of pregnancy but the experiment is giving thousands of childless women hope of conceiving.

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