Young girls dream of having a beautiful marriage with a loving husband. Soon after, they want to be mothers to adorable little kids. It’s a fairy tale story of how they see their future.
At 16 years of age, a woman named Lindsey heard devastating news from her doctors. They said she can’t have a baby. Ten years later, her fortune has changed. A breakthrough medical procedure made it possible for Lindsey to bear a child.
After a successful uterus transplant at the Cleveland Clinic, Lindsey expressed utmost gratitude to the doctors and the family of the organ donor that made the operation happen. She’s the first woman on US soil to receive such kind of transplant.
Lindsey said in a press conference, “From that moment on, I have prayed that God would allow me the opportunity to experience pregnancy. Here we are today at the beginning of that journey.”
It took 9 hours for the eight-person team to complete the surgery. The surgeons expect Lindsey to fully recover, so they can proceed to in vitro fertilization (IVF) after the healing process. They have placed the patient under observation for the next year.
Rebecca Flyckt, obstetrician-gynecologist at the Cleveland Clinic, said, “She’ll be here for a month or two after surgery. After that we expect that she will be able to return home. She should be able to have a fairly normal life.” Flyckt also mentioned, “We must remember a uterine transplant is not just about a surgery and about moving a uterus from here to there. It’s about having a healthy baby.”
“I am so thankful to this amazing team of doctors and all the nurses and staff who have worked around the clock to ensure my safety,” Lindsey added.
Aside from Lindsey, 9 other women will undergo the same surgery. If this breakthrough does prove a success, then a lot of hopeful mothers can see a brighter future ahead.