The first baby conceived by a mother who received a womb transplant was born in the United States, a medical center in Texas said on Friday.
The Baylor Scott & White Medical Center at Dallas, about 400 km north of Houston, said in a video posted to their Twitter account that the delivery of a boy “is a breakthrough in medical research and a major milestone in a landmark clinical trial.”
The center performed four womb transplants in September 2016, assisted by a Swedish medical team. Three of the transplants failed but the fourth led to the first birth in the United States.
The Cleveland Clinic, a multispeciality academic hospital located in Cleveland, Ohio, the United States, was the first to start a clinical trial in the country to help women give birth through womb transplants.
The first womb transplant trial in the world took place in Sweden, where there were five live births. The first successful birth was in September 2014.