Turkish womb transplant woman 6 weeks pregnant

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 and that the pregnancy is going well. 

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

Related Stories

Turkish womb transplant promises hope for women

date Oct 01, 2011

Lying on a hospital bed in her laced violet nightgown, Derya Sert is the first woman in the world to receive a womb from a deceased donor, raising hopes for millions of women to bear a child.

Why caffeine can reduce fertility in women

date May 26, 2011

Caffeine reduces muscle activity in the Fallopian tubes that carry eggs from a woman's ovaries to her womb. "Our experiments were conducted in mice, but this finding goes a long way towards explaining why drinking caffeinated ...

Recommended for you

Polish parliament passes law regulating IVF (Update)

date Jun 25, 2015

Poland's parliament adopted a law Thursday on in vitro fertilisation (IVF), which was previously allowed in the mostly Catholic country but remained unregulated because of opposition from the right and the Church.

User comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.