Jen Gobrecht never thought she’d be able to get pregnant. It was an earth-shattering thing, imagining her life without children.
When she hadn’t yet had her period by the age of 17, Jen went to the doctor in search of answers.
That’s when she learned she was born with MRKH syndrome, a rare disorder that affects the female reproductive system. She was born without a uterus, and therefore would not be able to carry a baby.
She remembers driving home from the doctor with her mom, crying in the car over the heartbreaking news.
Years later, when Jen and her husband Drew learned she’d be the perfect candidate for a new and groundbreaking uterus transplant procedure at a hospital in Philadelphia, they put their faith in science.
A dedicated team of 30 medical specialists performed this incredibly delicate and detailed surgery, during which Jen received a womb from a deceased donor.
Six months later, doctors implanted an embryo into Jen’s uterus — and she was absolutely overjoyed when the pregnancy test came back positive!
After giving birth to her son Ben via c-section, Jen officially became the second woman in the United States and the third woman in the world to give birth after receiving a womb from a deceased donor.
It’s no wonder the Gobrechts consider their baby a miracle. Meet this amazing family in the clip below!
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