Recently, a group of researchers released a study about a one-of-a-kind birth in the medical journal The Lancet. On Dec. 15, 2017, a baby was born from a womb transplanted from a dead donor at a hospital in Brazil. It was a historic delivery, since 10 previous attempts using deceased donors had failed in the Czech Republic, Turkey, and the U.S. The baby’s mother suffered from a rare syndrome that resulted in being born without a uterus. A team of doctors transplanted a womb from a 45-year-old dead woman, who passed away from a stroke, into the mother. Doctors implanted an embryo seven months after the transplant, and she eventually gave birth through a cesarean section. The transplant team’s lead doctor, Dani Ejzenberg, said, “This was the most important thing in her life. Now she comes in to show us the baby and she is so happy.” He continued, “The success expands prospects for childbirth among women with infertility attributable to uterine factors.”
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1. Which country successfully delivered a baby from a womb transplanted from a dead donor?
2. What kind of syndrome did the baby's mother suffer from?
3. How old is the baby now?
1. Which do you prefer, baby boys or baby girls? Why?
2. How many children would you like to have? Why?
3. When do babies cry?