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World’s first womb transplant involving a mother and a daughter


An Australian lady who received a womb transplant from her mother aspires to give birth in the same womb she was raised in.

After undergoing surgery at the Royal Hospital for Women in Sydney last month with her mother Michelle Hayton, 54, Kirsty Bryant became the first woman in the nation to have a uterine transplant.

Following an emergency hysterectomy after the birth of her daughter Violet two years ago, Bryant, 30, was unable to carry children.

Bryant and Hayton told their tale on 60 Minutes on station Nine.

Hayton remembers “Kirsty called and said, ‘Hello, Mum. How would you feel about having your uterus removed and giving it to me? “Yes, it’s on,” I said. That’s not a problem for me.

Hayton was in the operation room for 11 hours while doctors tried to remove her womb.

The two procedures were overseen by Professor Mats Brannstrom, who in 2014 carried out the first womb transplant in history to result in a kid.

“We try to separate those little blood vessels that are leaking out,” he stated. Each side has a ureter, which is a concern. And we cannot harm the ureter, which connects the kidney to the bladder.

Bryant intends to carry another child in the donor womb after the donor uterus was removed, cleaned out, and then placed into Bryant.

I may, fingers and toes crossed, bear a child in the same uterus, in the same womb I was developing in, said Kirsty Bryant. One day, I’ll be able to tell my infant a great story about it.

Lead surgeon for the trial, Dr. Rebecca Deans, remarked that she “couldn’t have been happier” with how the operations went.

It was such a fantastic day to arrive and be in that room, she remarked. The buzz was incredible. Then everything went according to plan, and Kirsty is doing fantastic.

Similar surgery was previously performed by Professor Brannstrom on a mother and daughter in Sweden, yielding a healthy baby boy.

“To not put my hand up and give it a go, I think would be a major regret for me,” Bryant remarked following a successful procedure. Even if things don’t turn out as expected, the research and knowledge they will gain from this in Australia will make it worthwhile.

I merely want to provide other women out there hope and possibilities.



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