A mother holding the hand of her baby. (Photo: PeopleImages, Getty Images)

A uterus implanted in a woman from a living donor resulted in a successful birth in Dallas last month, the first delivery of its kind in the United States.

Doctors at Baylor University Medical Center believe that the milestone led to the fertility of thousands of women who can not get pregnant, reported Dallas Morning News . Nicknamed "Baby Number Nine", the boy follows only eight successful births using the process around the world.

The mother, who was born without a uterus, received uterus and cervix last September as part of an ongoing Baylor study, according to ABC News. Her condition, known as absolute uterine factor infertility, affects 1 in 500 women with a uterus with no or no function, according to the network.

The birth offers hope to seven other women who have received transplants in the study, the doctors told ABC. Four of these transplants are still in process, while three have failed and one recipient is currently pregnant.

Describing the process as "humiliating," Baylor transplant specialist Dr. Giuliano Testa told ABC that labor "changed my mind about many things I thought I would set."

Once transplanted, each The recipient can give birth to two babies before the organ is removed, reported Morning News . A mother can receive a previously frozen embryo as early as 12 months after the transplant.

But such transplants will probably not emerge soon as a general practice, according to Morning News .

The procedure involves a huge price, which requires a team of specialists and surgeries for both donors and donors. container. Doctors are still learning about the risks recorded for donors and recipients.

Read the full reports on the procedure in The Morning News and ABC.

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