A brain-dead woman gives birth to a baby girl after having sustained her for three months after a brain haemorrhage
- She was born by caesarean section when the mother was 34 weeks pregnant
- Was delivered yesterday at Brno University Hospital in the Czech Republic
- Former athlete Catarina Sequeira, 26, gave birth at 32 weeks when brain dead
- Suffered from an asthma attack before being declared brain dead and life supportive
- Lourenço Salvador Faria was born in 2016 to a mother who had a stroke
A baby girl is born from a brain-dead woman who has had almost three months of living to allow her pregnancy to continue.
She was kept alive at Brno University Hospital in the Czech Republic before the baby was born by caesarean section when she was 34 weeks pregnant yesterday.
The hospital statement gave no details about baby's health, but Czech public television said the girl, born earlier this month, is now with her father.
The 27-year-old mother was declared brain-dead at the beginning of June after suffering a brain haemorrhage a few weeks after her pregnancy.
A brain-dead woman gave birth to a girl yesterday at Brno University Hospital in the Czech Republic (photo). She had had three months of life support after a brain haemorrhage
A Twitter user wonders what the & # 39; ethical implications & # 39; are about keeping the woman alive for the birth and who was in charge of her body
Earlier this year, Catarina Sequeira, 26, gave birth to a baby boy named Salvador after three months of living in the St. John's & Porto hospital in Portugal
At that time, the hospital said that doctors would keep the mother alive on mechanical support until the baby was sufficiently developed to be born.
This is not the first case of this kind, because former international athlete Catarina Sequeira gave birth to her son Salvador when she was declared brain-dead for three months after an acute asthma attack at home.
The baby was able to survive in the womb because a fan was attached to it and was born when the mother, 26, was almost 32 weeks old – before she had turned off her life support.
In 2016, a baby named Lourenço Salvador Faria was born in Lisbon, Portugal, after 15 weeks in the womb of his deceased mother.
Doctors are planning to provide more information during a press conference next Monday.
Lourenco Salvador sleeping in his bed after 107 days after his mother was declared brain dead
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