Sunday, June 19, 2011

Mother to Donate Womb to Daughter

Sara Ottoson, 25, of Stockholm, Sweden, could be the first woman to bear a child using the same womb in which she was conceived and carried to term. Ottoson, who was born without a uterus, will undergo an experimental treatment to have her mother's uterus transplanted into her. "It's the only way my daughter can have a child by herself," Eva Ottoson, 56, Sara's mother, told BBC News.

Eva Ottoson offered to donate her uterus in the hope that her daughter could give birth one day. In 2000, surgeons in Saudi Arabia attempted to transplant a uterus into a 26-year-old woman - but the uterus was removed almost 4 months later due to complications. ~ ABC News, Jun 14

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