Womb Transplant Mother Hopes To Become An Inspiration
The Swedish parents of the first baby ever born to a woman who had a womb transplant hope to inspire others struggling with infertility. The unidentified Swedish couple finally became parents last month, when the mother gave birth to a healthy but premature baby boy.
"Yes, we're the first to do this, but that's not the important thing," the mother told The Associated Press during an interview at their home, in an undisclosed part of Sweden. "I want people to know that what they think is impossible can happen."
Parents marked their baby's birth as a victory over their difficult journey to parenthood by naming him Vincent, meaning, "to conquer."
"We've been through so many things I couldn't control, but now that this little fantastic boy is here, I just feel relieved," she said, in a near-spotless, stylish two-floor house that bore little trace of a newborn except for an errant pacifier on the kitchen counter, according to the press release.
Father of the newly born child said they will be forever grateful to the 61-year-old woman who donated her uterus, the mother of one of his best friends.
"What she did for us was so amazing and selfless that the words 'thank you' don't seem like enough," said the father, adding she is also the godmother to their son.
"He doesn't really scream, but he makes these funny little sounds," the mother said, comparing him to a little kitten.
"We will show him all the articles that were written and tell him everything we went through to get him," she said. "Maybe he will be inspired to become a doctor."