(CBS) -- Baylor University released video of the birth of the first U.S. baby born to a mother who had a uterus transplant. Doctors delivered the boy in a scheduled c-section.
"When you see this boy you feel you've done something beautiful," transplant surgeon Dr. Giuliano Testa says.
"...There was something so exciting about this because the patients were so excited," says Obstetrician and Gynecologist Dr. Robert Gunby, Jr.
The mother, who wishes to maintain her privacy, has absolute uterine factor infertility or “AUFL” which affects one in every 500 women. She underwent the transplant about a year ago.
"As young women, 14-16, they're told never have a chance of having own babies--carrying those babies-- and this is providing women hope," says Obstetrician and Gynecologist Dr. E. Colin Koon.
Doctors said the womb came from a living donor who does not know the patient. They said they had to keep a close eye on the mother during the entire pregnancy.
"Every sniffle she had every time she fell we were panicked difficult because of the intensity of this."
Doctors are currently monitoring the baby and say he is breathing and eating well. The family released a statement saying, they hope their son can serve as an inspiration to those struggling with infertility.