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A Pennsylvania woman who was born without a womb have welcomed a baby boy in November, I participate in a clinical trial, who saw her, the organ from a deceased donor, marking only the second birth of the AMERICAN Bill Gobrecht, who was born with Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome, and had undergone an extensive evaluation by a Penn Medicine’s clinical trial team, and before they had entered the Womb, and for the Transplantation of the Uterine Factor in Infertility, up TO a probationary period of two years.
Jennifer Gobrecht, pictured with her husband, had been born without a uterus, and discovered that at the age of 17 that she would never be able to have a child.
“When I signed up for this trial run, I was hoping that it would help my husband and I are starting a family, but I also strongly believe in helping other people,” the 33-year-old said in a Penn Medicine news release. “My hope and prayer is that through this research others with a similar struggle to have the same opportunity.”
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Gobrecht said she, for the first time at the age of 17 years, and that they will not be able to have a child of her own due to MRKH. It is a syndrome, which, according to the press release, will affect 1 out of every 4,500 females, a woman has functional ovaries, but it does not have a fully formed in the womb. Gobrecht case is classified as Uterine Factor Infertility (UFI), which, prior to the womb transplant was an option, it was considered as an irreversible condition.
Gobrecht is enrolled in the Penn Medicine TO the test, and received a uterus from a deceased donor, which enabled her to get pregnant through IVF.
Gobrecht has received her womb from a deceased donor, with the Gift of Life program, in a 10-hour surgery will be performed in 2018. Gobrecht and her husband had been gone by means of in-vitro fertilization while also exploring the possibility of using a gestational carrier, so they have had a number of s that are available to make the transfer to her uterus, after the success of the transplant.
In November, 2019 at the latest, the Gobrecht’s welcomed their son, Benjamin, via c-section at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
“One of the most difficult days of my life was when I was about 17 years old, and I learned that I would never be able to have my own child,” she said, in a news release. My husband and I have always wanted to grow our family, but we do know that it has a limited options meant that it was never going to happen. And now, here we are, in spite of it all, our beautiful baby boy. Benjamin is a perfect wonder.”
In November, she gave birth to baby Benjamin, and mark only the second birth to occur in the U.S.
The birth was attended by a team of over 20 specialists, and Gobrecht, the case was heard by more than 35 healthcare professionals, and clinical researchers in the field. According to the press release of the clinical trial, which usually lasts between five and 10 years, and the long-term follow-up after the birth, as well as the removal of the uterus after the birth.
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“In addition to the provision of the families, such as the Gobrechts up with a new way to expand their families, and the research implications of this trial holds great promise,” said Dr. She Porrette, an assistant professor of Transplant Surgery and co-principal investigator on the trial, and, in part, in a press release. “This clinical trial is an excellent and unique scientific opportunity to learn more about how the pregnancy and for the transplant to work, and we’ll examine many of the important research questions in each of these areas.”
The proud parents call their son a “great miracle.”
While Benjamin’s birth and also marks the first time a baby was born with a womb from a deceased donor to the Penn Medicine team, which has been in the united states of america, by a team from the Cleveland Clinic. The little girl was born in June, and her mother, who chose to remain anonymous, was said to be “doing well” at the time.
“We couldn’t have asked for a better outcome,” Dr. Uma Perni, Cleveland Clinic maternal-fetal medicine specialist, said in a press release at the time. “It is important to keep in mind, this is still under investigation. In the field of uterus transplantation has been changing rapidly and it’s exciting to see what the options were for women in the future.”
The mother, who is in her mid-30s, received a donated womb by the end of 2017, and became pregnant a year later and by means of IVF. She was one of the five to have received a womb transplant operation in the program, three of which were successful. The other two, which resulted in a hysterectomy.
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The performance is carried out by a research team in Brazil, which announced the first successful live birth using a womb from a deceased donor in 2018.