Woman delivers baby through transplanted uterus in Pune (Image: ANI/Twitter)
In what can be called a medical miracle, a woman from Gujarat who underwent a uterus transplant became India’s first to give birth to a baby.
Meenakshi, was operated on with her mother's uterus in a Pune hospital on May 18. This was for the first time in Asia and almost the 12th time in the world when a woman has given birth to a baby after undergoing uterus transplant, that too, from the same uterus that she was born from, according to an ANI report.
Dr Shailesh Puntambekar of the Galaxy Care Hospital told ANI that the embryo was transferred to the new uterus, and 32 weeks later, Meenakshi prematurely underwent a cesarean section. "Uterus was transplanted in May 2017 as it was not working after three abortions. We then transferred the embryo into her uterus, 32 weeks later; a healthy, normal baby was born today. This is the first baby out of a transplanted uterus in Asia-Pacific," the doctor said.