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Woman with womb transplant 6 weeks pregnant

Turkish doctors say they have detected the heartbeat of the world's first baby in a womb transplanted from a donor. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

By The Associated Press

A hospital says a Turkish woman who became the first person to successfully receive a donor womb is six weeks into a "healthy" pregnancy. 

Derya Sert was born without a womb and had one transplanted in August 2011. Using one of her own eggs, doctors placed an embryo into the 22-year-old's womb in March.

A statement from Akdeniz University Hospital on Monday said doctors have monitored a fetal heartbeat and that the pregnancy is going well. 

A successful birth would provide hope for women who were born without a womb or who lose it to disease. 

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