The first-ever patient to undergo a uterus transplant in the U.S., known only as Lindsey, says she never thought the day would ever come when she could realistically expect to bear children. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Uterus transplant patient on “journey” to pregnancy
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The 26-year-old patient who underwent the first uterus transplant in the United States said on Monday (March 7) that she had been praying for the ability to become pregnant for years.
And that dream may one day come true, after the Cleveland Clinic performed a successful uterine surgery on February 24 that may enable her to eventually give birth.
“I want to be open and honest and to share my story, and that began when I was 16, and was told would never have children,” she told a room full of doctors as she was in recovery.
“Here we are today at the beginning of that journey.”
Though it’s the first transplant of its kind in the U.S., that’s not the case globally. In 2014, a Swedish woman become the world’s first to give birth after having a womb transplant.