The embryo was transferred last week, months after the unidentified woman, who has a genetic condition that means she was born without a womb, became one of nine to receive pioneering transplants last year.
The transplanted womb was donated by the woman’s mother, so a baby would also be the first born to a woman using the same womb from which she emerged herself.
The egg from which the embryo was grown was the woman’s own.
“When I read about it I cried for many hours,” said Sandra Boine, a 26-year-old Norwegian sales assistant with the condition.
She believes a hospital in her home country may eventually be willing to perform a similar operation.
“It means a lot because I’ve now got a chance to make a child on my own. There’s hope for us now.” She said that her mother and sister had each offered to donate their womb to her, if the Swedish procedure proved successful.
Eight of the recipients suffer from MRKH syndrome, a congenital disorder which affects one in 5,000 women and prevents the womb from developing.In the comments Really?Really!Really said ...
Are you kidding. This has already been done. A no-nothing from Chicago's womb of corruption has been transplanted into the corrupted womb of DC…