It's a boy! And a medical breakthrough in the United States.
Baylor Scott & White announced Friday that the first baby was born in the United States to a mother who received a uterus transplant at a Dallas hospital.
"The delivery at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas is a breakthrough in medical research and a major milestone in a landmark clinical trial," said Baylor Scott & White in a video posted to their Twitter account.
Back in January of 2016, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas told WFAA they planned to implant wombs into 10 women. Each of the women had absolute uterine factor infertility (AUFI), which means they had a non-existent or non-functioning uterus.
The first uterus transplant trial took place in Sweden, where there were five live births. Their first successful birth was in September 2014.
The Cleveland Clinic was the first to begin a clinical trial in the United States to help women give birth through uterus transplants. However, the nation's first such transplant failed due to a fungal infection that compromised blood flow to the uterus.
The surgery was performed on a 26-year-old patient in late February of 2016 but doctors were forced to remove the transplanted uterus a little more than two weeks later.
Over a nine-day period in September of 2016, Baylor performed four uterine transplants. Baylor doctors were assisted by a Swedish medical team during the procedures. Three of the transplants failed but the fourth led to the first uterus transplant birth in the U.S.
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