A 28-year-old woman has given birth to a baby girl after undergoing a uterus transplant in first-of-its-kind case in the Asia-Pacific region. Interestingly, it was the woman's mother who donated her uterus.
Earlier in May 2017, Vadodara resident Meenakshi Walan underwent the transplant as her uterus had become non-functional following a miscarriage.
A doctor who treated her claimed that it was the first such case in the country.
Dr Neeta Warty, one of the doctors who oversaw the delivery, said Walan's mother donated her uterus to her daughter as Walan's uterus had become non-functional following a miscarriage.
After the transplant surgery, Walan conceived through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) method, she said.
Walan delivered a baby girl at Galaxy Care Hospital here, where she had undergone the transplant earlier, through a cesarean delivery.
Dr Warty claimed that this was the first-of-its-kind delivery not only in India but the "Asia-Pacific region".
"Nine such transplants and deliveries have taken place in Sweden, two inUSAand now this is the 12th in India," she claimed.
(With PTI inputs)