Reigniting the Hope of Motherhood!
Woman delivered a baby girl after uterine transplant.
A new revolution in the history of Indian medical science as 18th October 2018 gave a new hope of experiencing the motherhood through uterine transplant. A small seed of hope was sown on 19th May 2017 when the woman from Baroda underwent a successful uterine transplant at Galaxy Care Hospital under the supervision of Dr. Shailesh Puntambekar.
19th May 2017, Woman underwent uterine transplant.
April 2018, an embryo was transferred into woman’s womb and resulted in a pregnancy.
18th October 2018, woman gave birth to a baby girl.
- “Creating life out of a transplanted organ is the biggest medical feat we have achieved.” – Dr. Shailesh Puntambekar
18th October 2018, marked the history in Indian medical science when a baby girl was born from her mother’s womb after undergoing uterine transplant. The woman became Asia’s 1st and world’s 12th lady to deliver a baby after the transplant. This was the biggest feat that Dr. Shailesh Puntambekar and his team have achieved so far.
- “We lost two babies after full-term pregnancies, and my wife underwent another four abortions.” - Hitesh L. (Baby’s Father)
Holding the baby in their arms was a long waited moment for the couple. The woman had a scarred uterus. When they approached Dr. Shailesh Puntambekar and came to know about the uterine transplant, it was like a cloud with a silver lining. She was given her mother’s womb in the process.
- “It was like music to my ears.” – Meenakshi L. (Baby’s Mother)
18th October 2018 became the happiest day of Meenakshi’s life as she delivered a baby girl after undergoing uterine transplant. The moment cannot be explained in words as nothing seemed bigger than her joy and happiness that day. Congratulations to the new motherhood…!
- “What seemed an impossibility has been achieved. We as technology-givers are trying to bring cheer to their lives and making it happen.” – Dr. Shailesh Puntambekar
Dr. Shailesh Puntambekar and the team of surgeons were very positive about the way things were going at each phase till the woman delivers the baby. The sound of the loud cry on 18th October 2018 midnight from Galaxy Care Hospital’s delivery room resulted in around 600 applicants for uterine transplant.