A woman who became the first in the world to get pregnant after having a womb transplant performed using a robot has given birth to a healthy boy.
The unnamed woman, from Sweden, gave birth to a boy weighing 6lbs 3oz (2.9kg) via a Caesarean section after 36 weeks. His name is also unknown.
The world-first procedure was done in 2017 and the mother made international headlines when doctors announced she was pregnant in January.
Uterus transplants involve surgically removing the womb of one woman and implanting it into one who cannot have a baby naturally.
The woman, whose age is also unknown, had a donor womb transplanted into her body at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in October 2017.
It is currently unclear whether she was born without a womb, or had it removed due to cancer or another illness. However, she still had eggs that doctors used for IVF.
Ten months later an embryo, created through fertility treatment before she underwent the life-changing transplant, was inserted into her new uterus.
Doctors were able to confirm the pregnancy a few weeks later.
The medics revealed the woman and baby suffered no complications, and that the C-section was planned and not an emergency.
Dr Pernilla Dahm-Kähler, who helped perform the womb transplant, said: ‘It’s a fantastic feeling to deliver such a special, longed-for child.’
She added that it’s ‘simply wonderful’ to see everyone’s joy after their hopes of the woman having a child became a reality.
Professor Mats Brännström, who led the procedure, said: ‘This is an extremely important step towards developing the surgery involved in uterine transplantation, and its safety.
‘For the first time, we’re showing that the less invasive robot-assisted surgical technique is practicable.’
Only 15 babies worldwide have been born from a transplanted womb, of which nine have been delivered following procedures in Sweden.