Turkish woman Derya Sert pregnant after receiving donor womb


A Turkish woman who became the first person successfully to receive a donor womb is six weeks into a “healthy” pregnancy.

Derya Sert was born without a womb and had one transplanted in August 2011. Using one of her own eggs, doctors placed an embryo into the 22-year-old’s womb in March.

Akdeniz University Hospital yesterday said doctors have monitored a fetal heartbeat and that the pregnancy is going well. A successful birth would provide hope for women who were born without a womb or who lose it to disease.