For the world’s first baby born to a woman with a transplanted womb — a medical first — only a victorious name would do. Which is why his parents named him "Vincent," meaning "to conquer," according to his mother.


The 36-year-old Swedish mother learned she had no womb when she was 15 and was devastated. More than a decade later, she heard about research led by Dr. Mats Brannstrom, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Gothenburg, on transplanting wombs into women who didn’t have one. She immediately signed up.


The woman’s mother had wanted to be a donor but wasn’t a match. Instead, she received her new womb from a 61-year-old family friend, who had previously had two sons.


"I have always had this large sorrow because I never thought I would be a mother," she said. "And now the impossible has become real."


Brannstrom said it was "a fantastic feeling" to know that his research had led to Vincent’s birth. "This would not be done unless there were no other options," he said. "It requires a very long surgery and not without risk and complications." (AP)



pay off:動詞片語,指清償完畢、付完工資後解僱、取得成功、有利可圖。例句:It paid off.(搞定了。)He needs to pay off all his debts.(他需要還清他所有的債務。)

devastate:動詞,指毀壞、蹂躪、使荒廢,或指在感情、精神、財務上壓垮。例句:The tsunami devastated coastal villages.(海嘯摧毀了沿岸村落。)

lead:動詞,指引領、指導、領先、通往、導致、過生活。例句:She leads a happy life with her husband.(她和她的先生過著快樂的生活。)



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