First woman pregnant with donor womb

Turkey-based Derya Sert is six weeks into miracle pregnancy


For the first time ever a donor womb has lead to a pregnancy.


Derya Sert, from Turkey, is the only woman to ever successfully receive a donor womb and is now six weeks into her first pregnancy.

The 22-year-old was born without a womb, but has since completed the donor proccess. In August 2011 doctors managed to transplant a working donor womb into Derya’s body, before going on to use her own eggs to place an embryo into her womb in March of this year.

Doctors from the Akdeniz University Hospital have said that they have monitored a fetal heartbeat and that the pregnancy is developing well, reports the Independent.

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