Briton delivers world’s first baby after keyhole surgery in womb

November 14th, 2007 - 5:41 pm ICT by admin  

London, November 14 (ANI): A Briton has become the first woman in the world to give birth following keyhole surgery on her womb.
Sarah Wiffen was operated in January, after she was diagnosed with a prolapsed womb following the birth of her second child.
At first, the 31-year-old woman had been told that her recovery was possible only through hysterectomy to remove the womb, dealing a body blow to her hopes of having a large family.
However, she was later offered the chance to have the keyhole surgery that was first performed in 2005 by a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, Jonathan Broome, at the Royal Bolton Hospital.
“I was distraught when doctors told me I would have to have my womb removed, because I wanted more children. I was starting to make arrangements for having a hysterectomy when Mr Broome visited me and said he could help,” the Telegraph quoted her as saying.
Sarah became pregnant just two months after the operation, and gave birth to a healthy baby girl named Natalya last Friday.
“I was just thrilled and jumped at the chance. Being a world first is a little overwhelming, I can’t believe how lucky I have been. I am collecting a scrapbook on it all for Natalya so she can see just how special she is,” she said. (ANI)

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