Bharuch woman set to be India’s first to give birth after uterus transplant

Written by Anuradha Mascarenhas
| Pune |
Published: August 8, 2018 6:08:04 am

Meenakshi Valand (left) with her grandmother at a hospital. (Express Photo by Sandip Daundkar)

Room number 406 at Galaxy Care hospital in Pune has been 27-year-old Meenakshi Valand’s home for the last five months now. In her 20th week of pregnancy, Meenakshi is set to be the first Indian woman to deliver her baby after undergoing a uterine transplant. She is being monitored daily to record the foetal heart beat while other vital parameters are assessed.

“Saras. Bau Saras (Fine. Very fine),” Meenakshi said as she sat on a bed in the hospital. “I have wanted this baby and it is just a matter of few months now,” she said. “I have to be very strong as this is my final chance of holding my baby in my arms,” said the beautician from Jambusar tehsil in…

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