Woman set to give birth from her own mother’s womb after world-first transplant
2011 06 13

From: DailyMail.co.uk


A young biology teacher is preparing to have her mother’s womb transplanted into her - in the hope she can have a baby, carrying it in the same womb that carried her.

Sara Ottosson, 25, was born without reproductive organs.
But her mother, Eva Ottosson, 56, a Nottingham-based businesswoman, has agreed to take part in the groundbreaking procedure - becoming the first woman in the world to transplant her womb into her daughter.

Miss Ottosson, who lives and works in Stockholm, told the Daily Telegraph she was unconcerned about the implications of receiving the womb that carried her.
She said: ’I haven’t really thought about that.
’I’m a biology teacher and it’s just an organ like any other organ.


Eva Ottoson: ’My daughter and I are both very rational people and we both think it’s just a womb’

’But my mum did ask me about this.
’She said, "Isn’t it weird?"
’And my answer is no.
’I’m more worried that my mum is going to have a big operation.’
Sara added: ’It would mean the world to me for this to work and to have children.
’At the moment, I am trying not to get my hopes up so that I am not disappointed.’

The pair hope the complex transplant could happen in Sweden next spring - where Gothenburg doctors have been assessing suitable patients for the surgery.
The Ottossons have gone through the testing process and are waiting to hear if they have been selected for the operation.
If the procedure works, Miss Ottosson will have her own eggs fertilised using her boyfriend’s sperm and then implanted into the womb.
Her mother, who runs a lighting business in Nottingham, added: ’My daughter and I are both very rational people and we both think it’s just a womb.

’She needs the womb and if I’m the best donor for her, well, go on.
’She needs it more than me.
’I’ve had two daughters so it’s served me well.’
Dr Mats Brannstrom, who leads the medical team, said the transplant is one of the most complicated operations in modern medicine.
The surgery is more difficult than transplanting a kidney, liver or heart because it is more difficult to avoid haemorrhages and you have to make sure the blood vessels are long enough to connect the womb.
He also describes operating in the restricted pelvis area as ’like working in a funnel’.

The only previous womb transplant occurred in 2000 in Saudi Arabia.
A womb from a 46-year-old was given to a 26-year-old who had lost her uterus because of a haemorrhage, but it had to be removed 99 days later because of complications.
Sara suffers from Mayer Rokitanksy Kuster Hauser (MRKH) syndrome, a condition that affects around 1 in 5,000 people and meant that she was born without a uterus.
Like most sufferers, she only realised she had the condition when she was a teenager.
If Sara and her mother are not selected for the transplant procedure, she plans to adopt children instead.

Doctors will remove Eva’s womb in a four-hour procedure (similar to a hysterectomy).
The organ is then transplanted into Sara.
Sara will need to take strong medication to ensure her body does not reject the organ.
If the womb is functioning properly after a year, the recipient can have her own eggs fertilised using IVF.
Fertilized eggs are implanted in Sara’s womb.
The baby is delivered by caesarean at full term.
When Sara no longer has a use for the womb, it will be removed.


rticle from: dailymail.co.uk






Related Articles
Doctors replace woman’s missing thumb with big toe transplant (Graphic image)
Spanish hospital claims world’s first full face transplant
A By-Product of Heart Transplants - Cellular Memory
Complications (Black Market Kidney Transplants)
Lord Winston to farm pigs for transplants
First genome transplant turns one species into another
Androgyny Rising: Parents Rear ’Genderless’ Baby
Argentine Dictators Go On Trial For Baby Thefts
Baby Born From 20-Year-Old Frozen Embryo
Triplets Born 11 Years Apart
Cow gives birth to triplets of different breeds


Latest News from our Front Page

Gene That Once Aided Survival in the Arctic Found to Have Negative Impact on Health Today
2014 10 23
In individuals living in the Arctic, researchers have discovered a gene variant that arose thousands of years ago and most likely provided an evolutionary advantage for processing high-fat diets or for surviving in a cold environment; however, the variant also seems to increase the risk of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, and infant mortality in today’s northern populations. {snip} “Our work ...
The Ebola hoax: questions, answers, and the false belief in the “One It”
2014 10 23
“The Reality Manufacturing Company doesn’t just sell ‘fake paintings’ that are easy to spot. No. They also sell images that are geared to mesh with people’s deeply held instincts and thereby produce rigid false beliefs. People are sure that if they gave up such beliefs, their world would fall apart and blow away in the wind.” ...
New Controversial Theory Suggests "Hobbits" Were Not Human - Who Were These Mysterious Beings?
2014 10 23
The origin of the Hobbit species remains a challenging subject to scientists. The Hobbit’s discovery confirmed the view that the Earth was once populated by many species of human, but new research the Hobbit’s were not human at all! So, who were these mysterious beings? Where did they come from? The idea that our species, Homo sapiens, was the only species of human on ...
Right into enemy hands? ISIS shows off new weapons allegedly airdropped by US (VIDEO)
2014 10 23
Islamic State has published a new video in which a jihadist shows off brand-new American hardware, which was purportedly intended for the Kurds they are fighting in the Syrian border town of Kobani. The undated video, posted by the unofficial IS mouthpiece “a3maq news”, sees a jihadist showing several boxes of munitions with English-language markings, with a parachute spread out on ...
STAGED INFECTION: Has The Ebola ‘Outbreak’ Narrative Fallen Apart?
2014 10 22
Over the past month, the ‘pandemic’ propaganda surrounding the deadly Ebola virus seemed to reach vitriolic levels – raising serious questions about the validity of this current viral outbreak… On Monday of this week, it was reported that 48 people were released and cleared after a 21-day quarantine due to their contact with the now deceased Ebola-stricken patient Thomas Eric ...
More News »