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First in the United States:

Baby Born to Mother Who Received Transplanted Uterus

A baby has been born at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, a part of Baylor Scott & White Health, to a mother who received a uterus as part of a landmark clinical trial conducted over the past year and a half. This live birth is the latest medical milestone in the uterine transplant clinical trial at Baylor University Medical Center, being conducted through Baylor Scott & White Research Institute.

HOW DOES A UTERUS TRANSPLANTATION WORK?

UTERUS
Transplantation

Integrity + Research = Hope

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15.4%
of women of child-bearing age may have absolute uterine factor infertility (AUI), meaning a nonfunctioning or nonexistent uterus.
Organ Transplant + OB/GYN
Pathology + In-Vitro Fertilization
FACT
13,500 WOMEN
in the U.S. were born without a uterus.

Research

In 2014, a 36-year-old Swedish woman became THE FIRST IN THE WORLD to give birth to a baby via a donated uterus.
SWEDEN Seven uterine transplants have resulted in five live births.
Multidisciplinary Collaboration
Uterus Transplant Procedure SEE FULL INFOGRAPHIC
1
PHASE 1 In Vitro Fertilization:
Patient given fertility drugs to harvest her eggs, which are then fertilized. The embryos are frozen.
2
PHASE 2 Transplantation:
Donor womb and cervix are removed and implanted into recipient.
3
PHASE 3 Recovery:
Patient takes immunosuppressant drugs to ensure the donated organs are not rejected.
4
PHASE 4 Implantation:
Patient may be eligible for her embryo to be implanted as early as 12 months after the transplant.
5
PHASE 5 Pregnancy:
If implantation is successful, recipient becomes pregnant, with the goal of carrying her baby to term.

This first live birth to a uterus transplant recipient in the United States was a milestone in our work to solve absolute uterine factor infertility; but, more importantly, a beautiful moment of love and hope for a mother who had been told she would never be able to carry her own child.

Giuliano Testa, MD, principal investigator of the uterine transplant clinical trial at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas

MEET THE TEAM

Part of the latest medical milestone
This innovative success is attributed to a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, and research investigators who have remained committed to advancing the science of uterus transplantation for the benefit of the broader medical community and women with uterine factor infertility.

Team Background and Research
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