A clinical trial at BUMC in Dallas began last year when a team of doctors completed uterine transplant surgeries on four women. Similar clinical trials have worked in Sweden, but Texas' go at the medical procedure was the first successful try outside of Europe.
The women taking part in the trial either have nonfunctioning or nonexistent uteruses, which had them believing they would never be able to get pregnant. In this case, the woman was born without a uterus. Although some transplants have failed, one of those four women gave birth via a scheduled C-section.
The parents have chosen to remain anonymous, but the uterus donor, Taylor Siler, said she was inspired to donate her organ after learning about the transplant program. Already a mother and knowing she & her husband would not have more children, she thought it was unfair that some women struggle to get pregnant and wanted to provide the option.
Doctors also told Time that another woman from the trial is pregnant. She also received a uterus from a living donor.