Woman delivers second baby from transplanted uterus of deceased donor in US

Woman delivers second baby from transplanted uterus of deceased donor in US

- A second baby born from transplanted uterus of a deceased donor has been delivered

- The mother identified as Jennifer Gobrecht was told at age 17 that she would never carry her own child

- However, 33-year-old Gobrecht, who was born with ovaries but without a uterus, delivered her own baby

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In what is established to be the second of its kind in the United States, a baby born from transplanted uterus of a deceased donor has been delivered.

The mother identified as Jennifer Gobrecht delivered the baby boy through a cesarean section, The New York Times reports.

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Woman delivers second baby in US born from transplanted uterus of deceased donor

The Gobrecht. Photo credit: Penn Medicine
Source: UGC

YEN.com.gh gathers that the disclosure was made on Thursday, January 7, by researchers at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia.

When the 33-year-old Gobrecht was 17-year-old, she was told by doctors that she would never carry her own child.

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Woman delivers second baby in US born from transplanted uterus of deceased donor

The Gobrechts holding ultrasound images of their son. Photo credit: Penn Medicine
Source: UGC

Gobrecht, who was born with ovaries but without a uterus, was selected to be the first patient in a trial at Penn Medicine that hopes to help five women who otherwise could not carry their own children.

An assistant professor of obstetrics and gynaecology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and who helped run the trial, Dr Kathleen O’Neill, said:

“For women with uterine factor infertility, uterus transplantation is potentially a new path to parenthood — outside of adoption and use of a gestational carrier — and it’s the only option which allows these women to carry and deliver their babies."

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In other news about birth and origin, YEN.com.gh recently reported that an emotional video of a moment an African-American woman Charnita Wilson discovered that she hails from Ghana after conducting a DNA test has surfaced online.

The development comes on the back of a news article that was recently shared.

It would be recalled that one of nearly 40 slave castles built in the Gold Coast, now Ghana, more than 70 families discovered their family tree during the African Ancestry DNA disclosure which is possibly the largest ever in the continent.

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