By Justin Worland
October 3, 2014

A 36-year-old woman who received a womb transplant has given birth to a healthy baby, a Swedish doctor announced according to a report in the Associated Press. The birth marks the world’s first successful birth following such an operation.

“The baby is fantastic,” said Mats Brannstrom, the doctor who delivered the baby. “But it is even better to see the joy in the parents and how happy he made them.”

Brannstorm, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Gothenburg and Stockholm IVF, has been working on womb transplants for the past two years. He transplanted wombs in nine women, but two needed to have the organs removed following complications. At least two other women with pregnancies have passed the 25 week mark, he said.

[AP]

 

Write to Justin Worland at justin.worland@time.com.

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