In a rare feat, India’s first uterine transplant baby girl born in Pune

ST CORRESPONDENT
Saturday, 20 October 2018

For the first time in India, a 1,450-gram baby girl was delivered on Wednesday afternoon, after the first successful uterus transplant in India. 

Pune: For the first time in India, a 1,450-gram baby girl was delivered on Wednesday afternoon, after the first successful uterus transplant in India. 

After the embryo transfer on April 7, the baby was delivered at 12:12 pm on Wednesday. The team of doctors said that the baby and the mother are doing well.

Speaking to Sakal Times, Dr Shailesh Puntambekar, Director of Pune-based Galaxy Hospital, where the transplant was conducted, said that the family is very happy to welcome the baby girl.

“The family is very glad to welcome the girl in the family. The child weighed 1,450 grams. It was a year after the transplant surgery and the patient was off immunosuppressant drugs when the mother conceived. The child was closely monitored when in the womb and the baby was delivered through the cesarean section on Wednesday,” said Puntambekar.

He further added that so far around 600 patients have visited the hospital for womb transplant surgeries and around 12 patients are from foreign countries.

Speaking about the monitoring of the mother, Dr Milind Telang who was a part of the team of doctors said that the mother had diabetes and later developed pregnancy-induced hypertension.
“She was monitored very closely and her diet was very strict. Because of this, the team of doctors were able to take care of the child. The child was born prematurely and does not have any other issues,” said Telang.

Speaking to Sakal Times, another doctor from the team, Dr Sanjay Jadhav, said that this success means a lot to the medical fraternity as doctors can help a lot more people to get a good quality life.

“Womb transplant comes under the non-vital organ transplant. But its success means a lot to the medical fraternity as now we can think of hand, leg and other non-vital organs which can be transplanted and give a better quality life to the people,” said Jadhav. 

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