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Medical Miracle: Woman delivers baby through transplanted uterus in Pune

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 19 Oct 2018, 03:07:59 PM
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.

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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.

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First Published : 19 Oct 2018, 03:05:01 PM