Brit woman to donate womb to daughter

Brit woman to donate womb to daughter

Medical leap

Sara is preparing to have her mother’s womb transplanted into her, in the hope she can have a baby.

Eva Ottosson agreed to take part in the medical procedure where she would donate her uterus to her daughter Sara.

Doctors are hoping that if the transplant is successful, Sara — who was born without reproductive organs — could carry a child in the same womb from which she herself was born. The transplant could take place next spring in Gothenburg, Sweden.

“My daughter and I are both very rational people and we both think ‘it’s just a womb’. She needs the womb and if I’m the best donor for her... well, go on. She needs it more than me. I’ve had two daughters so it’s served me well,” Ottosson — who runs a lighting business in Nottingham — was quoted as saying.

Sara, who works in Stockholm, has a condition called Mayer Rokitansky Kuster Hauser syndrome, which affects around one in 5,000 people. She was born without a uterus and some parts of the vagina. If the transplant works, Sara expects to have her own eggs fertilised using her boyfriend’s sperm.

Sara said she was not concerned about the implications of receiving the womb.

“I haven’t really thought about that. I’m a biology teacher and it’s just an organ like any other organ. But my mum did ask me about this. She said ‘isn’t it weird?’ And my answer is no. I’m more worried that my mum is going to have a big operation.”

Mats Brannstrom, who is leading the medical team, said such a transplant remained one of the most complex surgeries.

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