We guess it's true what they say: giving birth really IS a miracle!!
A 36-year-old Swedish woman recently made history as she became the first person EVER to give birth after having undergoing a womb transplant!
The new mother, who wishes to remain nameless, was told she had no womb at just 15-years-old, making it impossible for her to have kids. However, doctors DID mention the possibility of a transplant, although they made it clear that nothing was guaranteed!
Here is some good news for women facing bad news. Studies are finding that pregnant women fighting cancer can undergo treatment without any harm to their unborn child.
After assessing 70 children exposed to chemotherapy in the womb, a Belgian study has found that they developed just like any other child.
It's a good thing this research was carried out too because some doctors recommend terminating the pregnancy if the mother had to undergo cancer treatment, as study author Dr. Frederic Amant explained:
"Many (doctors) aren’t keen to give chemotherapy to pregnant women and may even recommend termination. But treating a pregnant woman with cancer doesn’t have to be so different from treating a cancer patient who isn’t pregnant.”
In the case a mother-to-be is diagnosed with cancer, the study found chemotherapy is possible during the first trimester while using ultrasounds to monitor the baby's development.
The study suggests radiation therapy is best done in the first two trimesters, as the baby is small enough to be covered with a lead blanket.
"These data don’t say that chemotherapy is completely safe, but the baby is better off being in (the mother) as long as possible,” added obstetric physician Dr. Catherine Nelson-Piercy.
A cameraman caught up with the TV personality while she was running errands in Delaware, and when asked about split rumors, the 24-year-old responded:
"Yeah, it's true."
The momma-of-two explained why she and her former flame have decided to part ways, saying:
"We're trying to do the best we can for our kids because they are what really matters."
These two have been through some tough times lately, considering the MTV alum recently had a miscarriage that Javi actually blamed her for.
And while the blonde's man did apologize for taking his grief out on her, the couple has grown distant from each other since his deployment.
In fact, Monday's episode of the hit series even hinted at their breakup when Miz Lowry hung up on her main man, even though Facetime is the only way they can communicate while he's serving in the Air Force.