Controversial 'three-person' IVF used for baby boy born in Greece
Using a controversial in vitro fertilization technique, doctors in Greece and Spain helped a previously infertile couple conceive and deliver a baby.
Baby is first to be born in US after uterus transplant , hospital says. "The results provide proof-of-concept for a new treatment option for absolute Though the success of uterus transplants has been proven, Brännström said, "it is important that it also works with a deceased donor , with longer
Brazilian doctors are reporting the world' s first baby born to a woman with a uterus transplanted Eleven previous births have used a transplanted womb but from a living donor , usually a relative or "Now she comes in to show us the baby and she is so happy," The woman became pregnant through
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Clinic says it has delivered the first baby in North America after a womb transplant from a dead donor.
Uterine transplants have enabled more than a dozen women to give birth, usually with wombs donated from a living donor such as a friend or relative. In December, doctors in Brazilthe world's first birth using a deceased donor's womb.
These transplants were pioneered by a Swedish doctor who did the first successful one five years ago.
The Cleveland hospital said Tuesday that the girl was born in June. The clinic has done five uterus transplants so far and three have been successful, with two women waiting to attempt pregnancy with new wombs. In all, the clinic aims to enroll 10 women in its study.
Doctors save baby: Lynnlee Hope from Texas was born twice
It's like a medical sensation: In the state of Texas, doctors have managed to remove a life-threatening coccyx tumor from a baby who was not yet born. Dr. Darrel Cass and his colleagues from a Houston specialty hospital were able to sew little Lynnlee Hope back into the womb after the successful operation and give birth to it healthy a few weeks later.
One baby lost, the other life-threateningly ill
Margaret and Jeff Boemer from Texas were expecting their third child. It was supposed to be twins, but in the first trimester of her pregnancy Margaret Boemer already lost a baby.
In a study in the 16th week of pregnancy then came the shock. Her second baby found a life-threatening coccyx teat.
The doctors advised Margaret to terminate the pregnancy, as it poses risks to their own health - the tumor was already very large.
Specialist Clinic in Houston Defines the Emergency Plan
A special clinic in Houston suggested that the Boemers perform an operation on the fetus. The doctors wanted to remove most of the coccyx tumor, they estimated their chance of survival to about 50 percent.
At the 23rd week of pregnancy, Lynnlee's heart failed and Margaret had to undergo emergency surgery. First, her abdomen was opened with a larger than caesarian section, and the entire uterus was pulled out. (Video from CNN)
The doctors then cut open the uterus to get at the tumor, which was now almost as tall as Lynnlee. They managed their project. Lynnlee was removed from the womb, so born in this sense, and operated successfully. When her condition was stable again, Lynnlee Hope was sewn back into the womb.
The days were critical, the parents nervous. However, the doctors managed to keep the heartbeat of Lynnlee stable. Margaret had to spend the rest of her pregnancy lying down.
Final Birth in the 36th Week of Pregnancy
In the 36th week of pregnancy, about four weeks before the scheduled date of birth, the baby was taken a second time by caesarean section from Margaret's stomach - a second birth. At the age of eight days, the doctors removed the remainder of the tumor, which had started growing again.
Lynnlee's mother Margaret: "It was all worth the pain."
Bakari Sellers' baby receives liver transplant.
A CNN commentator's 8-month-old baby is on the road to recovery after receiving a liver transplant less than two weeks ago at Duke University Hospital. © Courtesy Bakari Sellers Bakari Sellers' 8-month-old baby is on the road to recovery after receiving a liver transplant less than two weeks ago. Bakari Sellers' daughter Sadie was born in January with a rare liver condition that placed her on the transplant list for three months, Sellers said Thursday morning on CNN's "New Day." "She's doing well. She kept me up last night," Sellers said. "She is coming back to life and showing us those glimmers in her eyes.