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Second U.S. baby to be born from a dead donorís uterus is delivered
Chicago Tribune ^ | January 10, 2020 | Emily S. Rueb

Posted on 01/19/2020 10:59:53 AM PST by billorites

When Jennifer Gobrecht was 17, doctors told her that she would never carry her own child.

But Thursday, researchers at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia announced that Gobrecht had delivered a son by cesarean section in November, the second baby in the United States to be born using a transplanted uterus from a deceased donor.

“We were beyond lucky,” Gobrecht said.

Gobrecht, now 33, was born with a congenital condition called Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome, meaning she was born with ovaries, but without a uterus.

In 2017, she and her husband were exploring the possibility of implanting frozen embryos into a surrogate when Gobrecht was selected to be the first patient in a trial at Penn Medicine that hopes to help five women who otherwise couldn’t carry their own children.

Uterine transplantation, as the process is known, is a relatively new frontier

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But there were difficult parts. Gobrecht had to take immunosuppressant medicine and follow a strict regimen to prevent her body from rejecting the organ.

“It can be a lot,” she said.

She said she was inspired and supported by other women who had undergone the procedure and wanted to help advance the science for others.

“I hope that this process can be another mainstream option for couples hoping to have children that don’t necessarily have the option to do it the standard, natural way,” she said.

After Gobrecht gave birth to her son, doctors removed the uterus.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; bravenewworld; infanticide; medicareforall; obamacare

1 posted on 01/19/2020 10:59:53 AM PST by billorites
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To: billorites
I'm very sympathetic towards couples who wish to have a baby, but gosh, what a lot of work and expense.

Who am I to judge?

2 posted on 01/19/2020 11:01:45 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites

As long as it’s her egg as his sperm, this is on par with any other organ transplant. We need all the babies we can get. Good luck to them.


3 posted on 01/19/2020 11:09:31 AM PST by Poison Pill
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To: billorites

Wait for the trans to go full trans.


4 posted on 01/19/2020 11:14:51 AM PST by heartwood (Someone has to play devil's advocate.)
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To: billorites

... and the effect of all those immunosuppressant drugs upon the baby boy will be what?


5 posted on 01/19/2020 11:22:17 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: billorites

Body parts, get your red hot body parts here!

Financing available.


6 posted on 01/19/2020 11:32:48 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Democrats only believe in democracy when they win the election.)
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To: heartwood

“ Wait for the trans to go full trans.”

At taxpayers’ expense, of course.


7 posted on 01/19/2020 11:48:55 AM PST by VanShuyten ("...that all the donkeys were dead. I know nothing as to the fate of the less valuable animals.")
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To: Poison Pill
We need all the babies we can get.

What! The world is going to end in 11.04 years. Haven't you heard?

8 posted on 01/19/2020 11:49:40 AM PST by BipolarBob (Just imagine the /s after everything I post and we'll all be happier.)
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To: billorites

That’s a bit weird for me but my opinion is worth beans. At least she has a child.


9 posted on 01/19/2020 1:19:55 PM PST by Redcitizen (Tagline not secure.)
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To: billorites
How do they know the baby is a boy..he might want to identify as a rabbit at age 2...😋

Congrats...to the lucky couple...

10 posted on 01/19/2020 2:26:12 PM PST by Deplorable American1776 (Proud to be a DeplorableAmerican with a Deplorable Family...even the dog is, too. :-))
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To: heartwood

I read that a transfemale doctor is trying to do that...from stem cells...


11 posted on 01/19/2020 3:58:31 PM PST by Deplorable American1776 (Proud to be a DeplorableAmerican with a Deplorable Family...even the dog is, too. :-))
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To: billorites

This may or may not reduce demand for surrogates.


12 posted on 01/19/2020 4:07:27 PM PST by tbw2
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To: heartwood

That’s already being bandied about as an idea. That they have the right to such tech so they gain full reproductive rights.


13 posted on 01/19/2020 4:08:05 PM PST by tbw2
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To: Poison Pill

I’m guessing the reason this hasn’t been done before is that the uterus is not a life-critical organ. Yes, it is necessary in order to have children, but there are major risks in transplants, and a lifetime of difficulties, so doing a transplant for something that is not life-threatening was not considered “good medicine”.

I bet that she now has the uterus removed. Unless she wants a second baby first. No point in leaving it in place, I wonder if removing it will allow her to get off the immunosupressents.


14 posted on 01/20/2020 7:51:48 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT
I’m guessing the reason this hasn’t been done before is that the uterus is not a life-critical organ.

That's sounds right. And, yes, I think it has been removed.

Also, it shows how strong the drive to give birth was for this woman. Strong enough that she would assume the added risk of transplant surgery.

15 posted on 01/20/2020 12:38:50 PM PST by Poison Pill
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To: billorites
was born with a congenital condition called Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome,

They really couldn't come up with a better name for her condition?
16 posted on 01/20/2020 4:59:58 PM PST by Svartalfiar
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To: Svartalfiar
"They really couldn't come up with a better name for her condition?"

Ok.

John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt syndrome.

17 posted on 01/20/2020 5:10:21 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites

Ha at least that one flows much better!


18 posted on 01/20/2020 8:22:10 PM PST by Svartalfiar
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