The 27-year-old Meenakshi Valand from Gujarat is likely to become India’s first lady to give birth to a baby after undergoing a uterus transplant. What makes her story more interesting is that the uterus which has been transplanted in the lady was her mother’s uterus.

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The team from Galaxy Care Hospital who conducted the first transplant. (source)

The woman is now in her 20th week of pregnancy and she underwent the uterus transplant in Pune’s Galaxy Care hospital. Talking about the case, Dr. Shailesh Puntambekar, Director of Pune’s Galaxy Care Hospital informed that the lady was born without a uterus.

Dr. Puntambekar told ANI that “the lady’s mother’s uterus has been transplanted into her. The uterus has not delivered for 20 years. Transplanting the uterus was a difficult task. It is not a very easy surgery, chances of infection were very high. The embryo was completely embedded in the lady so that she can conceive.

According to the report, this will be the first delivery from a transplanted uterus in Asia and 9th in the world. This is a hope for women who are not able to bear children.

While expressing her happiness, the lady said, soon her dream to become a mother will come true. “This is my mother’s uterus. I am happy that my baby will take birth from the same uterus from which I was born,” she added.