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Brain-Dead Polish Woman Delivers
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Brain-Dead Polish Woman Delivers

A brain-dead Polish woman was kept alive for 55 days so that she could give birth, a hospital official said on Tuesday, adding the premature baby showed no signs of serious complications. “It’s rare to successfully maintain a pregnancy for so long, at such an early stage, at 17 or 18 weeks,” said Barbara Krolak-Olejnik, head of the neonatal unit at the University Hospital in the southern city of Wroclaw, AFP reported on Wednesday. The 41-year-old mother was rushed to hospital by ambulance late last year and deemed brain dead due to brain cancer. The baby was delivered by caesarean section and weighed just one kg (2.2 pounds) at birth, but is now three kg after three months of intensive care and has just left hospital showing “no complications”. The mother’s life-support system was turned off hours after the birth.

 

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