New research has deemed uterus transplantation safe for women experiencing infertility. Dr. Jackie York, Pediatrix-affiliated neonatologist at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, led the study, which observed the first two months of life of the 12 infants born in the Dallas UtErus Transplant Study, the most extensive study at a single center that has performed the most uterus transplant cases in the world. The findings indicated that all infants were born appropriate size for their gestational age, no baby was born with malformations or showed any organ dysfunction attributable to the transplant or immunosuppression and all infants achieved appropriate developmental and behavioral milestones at two months of age. The study provides a clinical framework for future care and expectations, giving great hope to women considering the procedure as a means of safely conceiving, carrying and delivering a healthy child.
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