Pune doctor transplants uterus on Gujarat woman
It will be the woman’s first delivery from a transplanted uterus in Asia says the doctor
It will be for the first time ever in the history of child birth when a woman from Gujarat, emerges as India’s first lady to give birth to a baby after going through a uterus transplant. Amusingly, it was her mother’s uterus which has been transplanted in the lady.
The 27-year-old woman underwent the uterus transplant in Pune’s hospital and is now in her 20th week of pregnancy.
Talking about the case, Dr. Shailesh Puntambekar, Director of Pune’s Galaxy Care Hospital informed that the lady was born without a uterus.
According to Dr. Puntambekar, the uterus of the mother has been successfully transplanted into her. The uterus has not delivered for 20 years. It was quite an intricate job in transplanting the uterus as it is not a very easy surgery, and moreover chances of infection were very high. The embryo was completely embedded in the lady so that she could conceive..
The doctor further added that this will be first delivery from a transplanted uterus in Asia and ninth in the world.
The lady expressed her contentment and said that that soon her dream to become a mother will come true. “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
Sanjay M Bhaire
(The author is Editor-In-Chief, Across State News)
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