Posted: 7:47 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2013
By Rick Couri
We first reported the story two months ago when Derya Sert became the first woman to ever become pregnant after a womb transplant.
One of her own eggs was surgically placed in her womb and the woman was declared to be pregnant.
That led doctors in Turkey to call the initial procedure a success but they warned there were many dangers.
At her eight week check up one of those dangers arose when tests showed the fetus didn’t have a heartbeat leading doctors to end the pregnancy.
Neither Sert or the doctors are giving up.
They say Sert’s health is good and that “IVF (in vitro fertilization) will be continued when she is ready, in appropriate conditions."