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Baby Born Via Transplanted Uterus For The First Time

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Further proving that advances in medical science never cease to amaze, a woman just gave birth to a baby with a transplanted uterus. This is the first time it has ever happened in the U.S. and provides hope to a lot of women who suffer from infertility involving the uterine factor. Doctors at the Dallas Baylor University Medical Center have also been working on this initiative for a long time.

As Baylor ob-gyn and uterus transplant surgeon, Dr. Liza Johannesson told TIME, this was a moment that was a long-time coming. Everyone involved in the project has been conducting uterus transplants as part of a clinical trial to help patients suffering from issues with their uterus.

“We’ve been preparing for this moment for a very long time,” Dr. Johannesson said. “I think everyone had tears in their eyes when the baby came out. I did for sure.”

Trial lead Dr. Giuliano Testa also noted how difficult it is to transplant the uterus as opposed to other organs or body parts. It isn’t like attaching a severed limb, which is also incredibly difficult.

“We do transplants all day long,” Dr. Testa said. “This is not the same thing. I totally underestimated what this type of transplant does for these women. What I’ve learned emotionally, I do not have the words to describe.”

The uterus that was transplanted to the mother of the baby comes from a nurse named Taylor Siler, 36, who also lives in Dallas. Apparently, Siler wanted to share the joys of motherhood with those who couldn’t after she had already had children of her own, Futurism reports.

Among the most likely to benefit from this breakthrough are those suffering from Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome. Many of those afflicted believed that they would never be able to conceive children, but this might just change soon.

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