Turkish womb transplant woman six weeks pregnant

Derya Sert was born without a womb and had one transplanted in August 2011. (Photo courtesy Hurriyet Daily News)

A hospital says a Turkish woman who became the first person to successfully receive a donor womb is six weeks into a “healthy” pregnancy.

Derya Sert was born without a womb and had one transplanted in August 2011. Using one of her own eggs, doctors placed an embryo into the 22 year old’s womb in March.

A statement from Akdeniz University Hospital on Monday said doctors have monitored a fetal heartbeat and that the pregnancy is going well.

A successful birth would provide hope for women who were born without a womb or who lose it to disease.

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Last Update: Monday, 29 April 2013 KSA 20:18 - GMT 17:18
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