Mom to Donate Womb to Daughter Photo: Lindsay Flanagan
We’ve heard about kidney and liver transplants, but what about womb transplants? According to The Daily Telegraph, a 34-year-old Australian woman hopes to get pregnant after receiving a womb transplant from her mother.
Melinda Arnold has ovaries that produce eggs, but she was born without a womb. She and her husband have already tried surrogacy and adoption, but were unsuccessful. After Arnold receives the transplant from her mother, Denise Allen, she will have to wait a year before trying to get pregnant through in-vitro fertilization. While both mother and daughter are aware of the risks, they are determined to go through with the procedure so Arnold can fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a mom.
Mats Brannstrom, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Gothenburg University in Sweden, will lead the transplant team -- he’s also set to perform the same type of transplant on a Swedish woman next spring.
This isn’t the first time a woman has received a womb transplant; a 21-year-old Turkish woman underwent transplant surgery last August.
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