Woman With Transplanted Womb Loses Baby

Derya Sert had to terminate pregnancy

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted May 14, 2013 2:50 PM CDT

(Newser) – A sad ending to the story of the first woman to get pregnant with a transplanted donor womb: Derya Sert has had the pregnancy terminated, according to the Akdeniz University Hospital. The Turkish woman's eight-week pregnancy was terminated because the fetal heartbeat had stopped. Sert, who was born without a womb and had one transplanted in August 2011, became pregnant after doctors placed an embryo into her womb, using one of her own eggs. The 22-year-old will receive new fertilization treatment to try and get pregnant again, the hospital says.

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