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Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - Page updated at 07:00 a.m.

Turkish womb transplant woman 6 weeks pregnant


The Associated Press

A hospital says a Turkish woman who became the first person to successfully receive a donor womb is six weeks into a "healthy" pregnancy.

Derya Sert was born without a womb and had one transplanted in August 2011. Using one of her own eggs, doctors placed an embryo into the 22-year-old's womb in March.

A statement from Akdeniz University Hospital on Monday said doctors have monitored a fetal heartbeat and that the pregnancy is going well. 

A successful birth would provide hope for women who were born without a womb or who lose it to disease.

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