Ovary transplant "Miracle Baby"
A German woman who gave birth after receiving the world's first whole ovary transplant has described her newborn baby daughter as "a little miracle".
Maja, appropriately named after the Roman goddess of fertility, is a symbol of hope to millions of infertile women around the world who could benefit from the same pioneering procedure which enabled her mother Susanne to conceive naturally.
Mrs Butscher, 39, who went through an early menopause, fell pregnant a year after being given an ovary by her identical twin sister.
Recovering from the birth at the Portland Hospital in London, she said: "Being a mother at last is an indescribable feeling. It's been hard to take my eyes off her since she was born.
"I'm so lucky to have had this wonderful opportunity which has given me a sense of completeness I would never have had otherwise.
"Being the first woman in the world to give birth after a whole ovary transplant hasn't sunk in yet, but I'm just so grateful to the doctors who enabled this to happen and to my sister, of course.
"I'm happy to be sharing my story with the world to give other women hope who might have similar problems."