“It was an immense joy, the greatest of my life.” then the lady Daniela (invented name) comments about the outcome of the pregnancy that, end of May last my against all expectationsmade her the mother of the little one frame (invented name). A real fact, given that, they explain fromTurin Sant’Anna Hospital, where the lady was followed during her pregnancy and where she gave birth, is the “first case in the world of childbirth after medically assisted procreation of a woman suffering from Alström syndrome”. Daniela, 32 years of Turinwith a history of infertility for several years, had the baby at the clinic University Obstetrics and Gynecology 1 of the Sant’Anna de la Città della Salute hospital in Turin directed by Professor clear benedictine. A success – not the first for the hospital – despite a disease that has few cases in the world, which is characterized by alterations in many organs (due to gene mutations ALMS1) and is manifested by severe vision and hearing problems, a tendency to obesity, diabetes, heart, kidney and liver dysfunctions and often infertility.
Daniela, however, wanted to be a mother and for this it was necessary to carry out a in vitro fertilization with direct injection of sperm into the oocytes. The patient then underwent ovarian stimulation, surgical oocyte retrievalAND preimplantation genetic diagnosis looking for possible alterations in the number of chromosomes of the embryos. Once the results of the genetic investigations were obtained, a single embryo was transferred to the uterus. Then the growth, until the end of the pregnancy. And here is Marco, a boy fromthe 3110 grams in excellent health.
Childbirth-miracle in Sant’AnnA: that’s how it came
The path of Medically Assisted Procreation was followed by Dr. Andres Carosowho is part of the team AMP Centerbelonging to the University of Gynecology and Obstetrics 1, of which the doctor is the referencerGianluca Gennarelli. The pregnancy was followed in collaboration with the team ofhigh risk pregnancy clinicof which the teacher is the referent luca marozio. At 38 weeks, a slight worsening of maternal cardiovascular and metabolic functions led Professor Benedetto’s team to plan a caesarean sectionmade with the support ofanesthesiology team directed by the doctor simona quaglia. The newborn was cared for University Neonatology (directed by Professor Alexandra Coscia). The mother and baby returned home after a few days in excellent condition.