In the News

January 15th, 2007

While trolling around on the web this morning, I found a couple of infertility-related news articles that were pretty interesting.

The first, it looks as though scientists are persuing research to conduct a uterus transplant. This would be performed on women who have lost their womb for a variety of reasons, including birth defects or surgery. How progressive is that?! Women who had no alternative but surrogacy could possible carry their own babies. I think it’s brilliant, as is their plan. The uterus would be taken from a deceased donor and placed in the woman. She would have to live with it for three months without any complications. They would then implant previously frozen embryos. After the delivery, or two years, the uterus would be removed, so that the woman wouldn’t have to stay on anti-rejection meds her entire life. I say brilliant again! You can read the full story here.

Next, the world’s first test-tube baby, Louise Brown, is now a mommy herself!! She gave birth to a little boy in December. How wonderful for her and her husband. You can read about it here.