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5-organ transplant patient gives birth to baby girl

8:35 PM, Mar 13, 2013   |    comments
Fatema Al Ansari of Qatar, left, front, looks on as Dr. Salih Yasin, second from left, adjusts the clothing of her baby Alkadi Alhayal, center, held by her husband Khalifa Alhayal, right, during a news conference at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in Miami. Al Ansari was diagnosed with a condition called mesenteric thrombosis at age 19, causing her abdominal organs to fail. She is the first multivisceral transplant patient in the world to conceive and give birth. (AP Photo/
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(AP) - Miami doctors say they believe a five-organ transplant patient is the first to deliver a baby, making her the first reported case in the world.
 
Fatema Al Ansari was 19 and living in Qatar when she was diagnosed with a blood clot in a major vein to the intestine. In 2007, she underwent surgery at Jackson Memorial hospital in Miami and was given a new liver, pancreas, stomach and small and large intestine. Five years later, she gave birth to a girl.
 
Al Ansari faced some complications during pregnancy, but her doctors say she is capable of having more children.
 
Al Ansari says it's "the best feeling in the world" to be a mother. Her doctors add there are no reported cases of a five-organ transplant patient in the world giving birth.

 

Associated Press

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