Born to Swedish parents, Vincent, the first womb transplant baby in the world celebrated its first birthday recently. He is a happy, healthy child today, just like any other child of his age.
Vincent’s mother, who was born without a womb, was one of nine who received a transplant from live donors in a trial led by Mats Brannstrom, the Swedish professor in obstetrics and gynaecology of the University of Gothenburg and Sahlgrenska University Hospital.
In an interview published by Swedish newspaper Dagens Industri (DI) the parents Malin Stenberg and Claes Nilsson, said they are grateful to the 61-year-old woman – the mother of Nilsson’s best friend – who donated her womb for the ten-hour transplant surgery.
“How could anyone do this for us? A ‘thank you’ is not enough,” he told the newspaper. Vincent was born two months early by Caesarean section at 21 weeks, after Stenberg developed potentially dangerous pregnancy condition pre-eclampsia. But the baby was healthy at birth, ‘The Local’ reported.
The trial has seen another tree babies being born in the past year and another woman is currently pregnant.