Woman delivers baby after getting uterine transplant from mother in Pune
In Pune, a baby was born from the same uterus which carried her mother. On 18th May 2017, the baby's mother, Meenakshi Walan, got a uterus transplant from her mother as her uterus was damaged and couldn't conceive a baby. 17 months later, after getting her mother's uterus, Meenakshi delivered a baby girl at the Galaxy Care Hospital in Pune.
Meenakshi, 27 years, was kept under observation for a few months after her transplant. She was sent back home to Gujarat once her health showed improvement. When she experienced her first menstrual cycle, she went back to Pune. In March 2018, the embryo was transferred to her new uterus. And after 31 weeks and 5 days (over 7 months), Meenakshi prematurely underwent a caesarean section.
The surgeon behind the miracle, Dr. Shailesh Puntambekar, said that history had been created. This is the twelfth baby in the world to be born through a uterus transplant. Nine such babies were born in Sweden, two in the United States, and now this was the first one in all of Asia.
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