A baby was born after a uterus transplant for the first time in France
Great first in France.A baby was born following a uterus transplant from which his mother had benefited, the Foch Hospital in Suresnes (Hauts-de-Seine) announced on Wednesday February 17.The baby, a 1,845 kg little girl, was born on Friday, February 12."The mother and the child are fine," said Professor Jean-Marc Ayoubi, head of gynecology-obstetrics and reproductive medicine at Foch hospital, who directed this operation.
The mother, Deborah, 36 years old, had benefited in March 2019 from the first French uterus transplant, carried out by the same team, with the uterus of a living donor, who was none other than her elderly mother57 years old.Born without uterus, the grafted patient is suffering from Rokitansky syndrome (MRKH), a condition that affects one in 4,500 women at birth.
This pregnancy is a hope for patients born without uterus or those to be removed.It represents an experimental alternative to gestation for others (GPA), prohibited in France, or adoption.The first birth to the world after a uterus transplant took place in Sweden in 2014.