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English Woman to Donate Womb to Daughter

Eva Ottoson of Nottinghamshire, England is planning to take part in a medical procedure that, if successful, will break tremendous ground in the area of organ donation.

Next year, Ms. Ottoson will undergo elective surgery that will transplant her uterus into the womb of her 25-year-old daughter, Sara, who suffers from Mayer Rokitanksy Kuster Hauser (MRKH) syndrome.  Those who have this rare condition are born without parts of the reproductive system.  In Sara's case, she was delivered without a uterus and parts of her vagina (source: BangaloreMirror.com).

If the procedure proves successful, Sara will have her eggs fertilized with her boyfriend's sperm through IVF and, hopefully, will end up carrying her child in the same womb in which she was carried.  The mother and daughter will make history if Sara's body accepts her mother's uterus and she is able to carry a baby to term.  The only other reported uterus transplant failed when the patient's uterus was lost to hemorrhage - a risk that runs high for this type of operation (source: The Telegraph).

We will continue to follow this story as it is told and hope to report good news on the procedure once it happens.

Topics: Fertility, Mini-IVF, Unique Technology, IVF, Research, Infertility

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