After an ovarian transplant, a woman has become the first in the world to give birth to healthy babies which she thinks are a miracle. Stinne Holm Bergholdt, 32, got an ovarian transplant after was being treated for cancer which possibly would have made her incapable of conceiving.
The successful treatment of Mrs. Bergholdt is expected to raise hopes of having a family for almost 18,000 women detected with cancer annually in Britain. These females are generally less than 44 years of age and three fourth of them are predicted to suffer infertility due to treatment.
This might also help in medical reversal of menopause so that females can conceive to their sixties, and even beyond that. The part of Mrs. BerghoIdt's ovary that is stored in nitrogen can stay till 40 years and is readily available for transplant when ever required, said the doctor of the patient Professor Claus Andersen.
Sharing her surprise, Mrs. BerghoIdt said, "When I found out I was pregnant for the first time I was very happy and excited - but also very afraid. The second time it was a surprise to find out I was pregnant. It was a very nice surprise to find out that my body was now functioning normally".
Andersen, who is professor of Human Reproductive Physiology at the University Hospital of Copenhagen, said, "This is the first time in the world that a woman has had two children from separate pregnancies as a result of transplanting frozen/thawed ovarian tissue".
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