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A Healthy Baby Has Been Born Using A Womb Transplanted From A Dead Person

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Brazilian experts are reporting the world's first baby born to a woman with a uterus transplanted from a deceased donor. According to AP, the baby girl was delivered on December 2017 by a woman born without a uterus because of a rare syndrome.

“This was the most important thing in her life,” Dr. Dani Ejzenberg, the transplant team’s lead doctor at the University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine,said. “Now she comes in to show us the baby and she is so happy."

The woman -a 32-year-old psychologist - became pregnant through in vitro fertilization seven months after the initial procedure. The donor was a 45-year-old woman who had three children and died of a stroke.

This is the first time such a procedure has been successful.

While other doctors in countries including Sweden and the US have previously succeeded in transplanting wombs from living donors into women who have gone on to give birth, experts said the latest development was a remarkable advance.

The medical team said the baby girl was healthy and developing normally.