India's first uterus transplant born baby is here and it's a proud moment for the country. This is also the first time this has happened in all of Asia.
The woman, 27-year-old Meenakshi Valand, got a uterus transplant last year in Pune's Galaxy hospital. The donor was Meenakshi's mother who donated her own uterus to her daughter.
That means the baby is from the same womb which carried her mother.
Meenakshi took this decision after she went through two miscarriages and four abortions which resulted in a damaged uterus. When asked about how she feels, she said,
"I have wanted this baby and it is just a matter of few months now. I have to be very strong as this is my final chance of holding my baby in my arms."
According to reports, this is the twelfth baby in the world born through uterus transplant. There are nine such babies in Sweden, two in USA and now, one in Asia.
Dr Puntambekar, a cancer surgeon, is the man of the hour whose expertise made this medical miracle possible. He also developed laparoscopic radical hysterectomy for cancer cervix which is known as the 'Pune technique' all over the world.
This is a big moment for our country in the field of medicine.