Two Women Give Birth Using Mothers' Womb
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In first-of-its-kind events, two women have given birth after receiving wombs from their own mothers.

The pair is the first ever to have children using the very womb that helped to bring them in to the world. This means, each womb nurtured and carried two generations of the same family.

At least 15,000 British women who want to have children but are born without a womb or had it removed due to some complication can now see a ray of hope, The Telegraph reports.

The two new mothers are among nine women who got womb transplants. Only seven out of the nine successfully delivered a baby.

Speaking of the success rate, Allan Pacey of the British Fertility Society said: "That's a very good success rate for a new surgical procedure. If it carries on like this, it may have a massive impact on things like surrogacy. Women would much prefer to have their own baby and be pregnant than watch another woman be pregnant."

The baby boys were born a month ago in Sweden and both the mothers and the boys are reportedly doing well. Both the babies were delivered through C-section.

The two mothers are: A 29-year-old Sweden resident born without a womb , who gave birth to a 5lb 8oz baby, the second boy, who weighed 5lb 15oz at birth, was born to 34-year-old woman who had to get her womb removed when she was being treated for cancer in her early 20s.

Meanwhile, Henrik Hagberg - a professor of foetal medicine at Kings College London – paid tribute to the grandmothers of the babies.

"The grandmothers had to undergo hysterectomies to donate their wombs to their daughters so they could give birth. It is an absolutely extraordinary gift. It is probably the best thing you can do for your daughter. The mothers were still very much doubting whether things would really go well. You don't take anything for granted," he said.

Doctors have compared this unique procedure to that of the first successful heart transplant.

Professor Hagberg thinks the procedure is a breakthrough and might help tremendously in future.

"I'm an optimist. I'm sure this is something for the future. It looks rather promising. It will be very exciting to see what happens in Britain and what they will be able to do using wombs from brain-dead donors," he said, Daily Mail reports.

The video below gives more details on the entire episode: