Our first baby after uterus transplant: A world’s first
October 5th, 2014, Gold Coast Australia, A/Prof Ash Hanafy, John Flynn and Tweed Hospitals, Griffith University, School of medicine.
On behalf of Prof. Mats Brannstrom and all our team members, it is with great pleasure and joy that I announce the successful and safe birth of our first baby born after uterus transplantation.
The baby boy was born at 31+ weeks and weighing 1.77 Kg. He was discharged home with his mother and both are doing well.
The mother is one of our nine patients who underwent uterus transplant in Sweden almost two years ago. She has functioning ovaries and therefore embryos were obtained using her own eggs and her partner’s sperm. One embryo was transferred after she had been on immunosuppressive medications for a year resulting in the world’s first successful live birth after uterus transplant.
The delivery was conducted by an emergency Caesarean section after she developed pre-ecalmpsia at 31 weeks. She has now recovered well.
It gives me a great sense of satisfaction and gratitude to be part of such a wonderful and skilled team. After a 15-year journey, including 10 years of researching and operating in various animal models, the first reward is finally here.
I invite Australian women to register their interest in uterus transplant so that I can keep them updated with this evolving ground breaking news. You can register your name by contacting my rooms on
07 55980316 or simply email me your contact details.
A/Prof Ash Hanafy
Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
John Flynn Private Hospital
Griffith University, School of Medicine