Woman set to give birth from her own mother’s womb after world-first transplant
2011-06-13 0:00

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

Aurora Shooting Victim Parents Face $200K Court Fees, Bankruptcy, After Failing to Sue Ammo Dealers
2015-08-01 2:17
The 2012 Colorado Theater Shooting still doesn’t add up… Media character and ‘Shooter’ James Holmes in court in 2012-2013. In 2014, Sandy and Lonnie Phillips, the mother and stepfather of Aurora Theater Shooting victim Jessica Redfield Ghawi, tried to sue the ammo companies they believe supplied shooter James Holmes with his ammunition, body armor and other items. They bleived that the online retailer BulkAmmo.com had sold Holmes ...
FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force Investigating Confederate Flags at MLK's Ebenezer Baptist Church
2015-08-01 2:21
According to the Atlanta Police Department, two White men left four small Confederate Battle Flags outside MLK’s Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta … and get this, the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force is on the scene investigating the incident. Atlanta police Chief George Turner said his agency was working with federal authorities and they have not determined what charges might be ...
Democratic National Committee Chair Wasserman Schultz Can’t Explain Difference Between Democrat Party and Socialism
2015-08-01 2:08
Things got very awkward today when Chris Matthews asked DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz what the difference was between the modern Democratic Party and Socialism. We haven’t seen that dazed look since Rachel Dolezal was busted as a fraud. Wasserman Schultz was speechless. Completely stumped. Couldn’t answer. Then changed the subject. Because we all know there is no difference between today’s Democrat Party and the radical ...
Catching on slow: Yet Another Study Show Cellphone Radiation Cause Cancer
2015-08-01 1:44
The scientists were right — your cell phone can give you cancer. There have long been whispers of a cancer connection from your cell — and a new study backs up the claims. "These data are a clear sign of the real risks this kind of radiation poses for human health," study author Igor Yakymenko said. Yakymenko’s meta-study — basically a study of ...
Trump Goes #Cuckservative on Immigration
2015-08-01 1:28
For weeks, the media have trumpeted the supposed death of the Trump campaign. First, they claimed, Trump’s campaign imploded on launch thanks to his comments about illegal immigration. Then they claimed that Trump was finished because of his slap at Senator’s (R-AZ) war service. But neither of those comments alienated Trump’s base – he’s maintained his seven point lead over ...
More News »