Second US baby born after uterus transplant from deceased donor

Henrietta Strickland
January 12, 2020

Doctors from Penn Medicine made the announcement Thursday.

What this means according to the doctors is that she would never have been able to carry a child of her own without a uterus transplant.

"Two years ago, if you had told me I would be sitting here not only a mother but one who got to bear her own child, I simply would have not believe you", Gobrecht said.

Jennifer Gobrecht and her husband, Drew Gobrecht, appeared today at a press conference in Philadelphia. She learned at age 17 she wouldn't be able to carry a child. "We were friends first, and I'm always transparent with my friends, letting them know, 'Hey, I have this condition, it's something about me but it's not completely defining who I am, '" Jennifer said. Her ovaries were said to be functioning well but her uterus was not properly developed. "I know that one day I will be someone's mother", she said. "It was a very painful thing to hear at that age". "Like many young girls, I dreamed about how it would feel to have a baby grow in my womb, to feel how they kick in me and those dreams disappeared".

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An assistant professor of obstetrics and gynaecology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and who helped run the trial, Dr Kathleen O'Neill, said: "For women with uterine factor infertility, uterus transplantation is potentially a new path to parenthood - outside of adoption and use of a gestational carrier - and it's the only option which allows these women to carry and deliver their babies".

A woman who gave birth to a boy she carried in a transplanted womb said today that the experimental procedure produced a "miracle". Most transplant programs only accept from living donors, according to Penn.

Jennifer Gobrecht did not receive hers from a living donor and she is the second woman in the U.S to have given birth to a baby after receiving a uterus from a deceased donor.

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