Baby born by womb transplant Joy for mum with no uterus
A WOMAN born with no uterus has given birth after doctors gave her a womb transplant.
The mum, who has not been named, had the op after a 36-year-old nurse offered to be a donor.
She then had to wait more than a year before an embryo could be successfully implanted.
Nurse Taylor Siler, 36, a mum-of-two who lives near the hospital in Dallas, Texas, said she agreed to be a donor after seeing members of her own family struggle with fertility.
She said: “If we can give more people that option, that’s an awesome thing.” The birth at Baylor University Medical Center was confirmed on Friday. It comes after years of failed attempts in the US. Until now the only successful womb transplants leading to a birth have been in Sweden. Dr Mats Brannstrom, of the University of Gothenburg, was the first to deliver a baby after a uterus transplant, in 2014. It was given to a woman of 36 by a friend aged 61 who had been through the menopause.
EMBRYONIC Model of baby in the womb