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The Miracle Baby Born To A Woman 13 Weeks After She 'died' by deeplow: 5:28pm On Nov 19, 2013
A WOMAN who experienced a major stroke gave
birth to a healthy baby 13 weeks after she "died".
The 31-year-old woman, who was 15 weeks
pregnant, was at home when she started to feel
unwell before suffering a devastating stroke.
The Hungarian woman was rushed to hospital and
underwent emergency surgery to reduce the build-
up of blood in her brain but was declared brain-dead.
But with her foetus still alive, her body was placed
on a ventilator to keep the heart beating.

Brain death occurs when someone no longer has any activity in their brain stem which controls
consciousness, awareness, breathing and the ability
to regulate heart rate and blood pressure.
But doctors hoped to bring the woman's family some
joy amid the tragedy of her sudden "death".


Prof. Dr. Gy├Ârgy Balla at the University of Debrecen Medical and Health Science Centre, in Hungary's second city, told the Express Online:"When it
became obvious that we wouldn't be able to save her
we realised we had another 'patient' who we could
save, the foetus which was 15 weeks old at that time
and perfectly healthy. "We had to weigh up if we were capable of keeping the baby in its mother's body until at least the 24th week.

We also had to consider the chances the baby
would have for a healthy, complete life.
"We only knew about a few similar cases in the world
and the question was whether we were capable of
dealing with the eventual problems through the
months. "We felt that after losing the battle for the mother's life, we started a new fight for the baby. We all felt that if we could bring a healthy baby into the world,
it would give the father and the family some solace."
The medical team worked round the clock to
maintain the woman's circulation and hormone
balance, as well as ensuring her body had suitable
nutrition to nourish the foetus.


After the 20th week, the woman's family named the
foetus to further encourage the staff of the intensive
care unit. But the unborn child had only just been
given a name when the mother's condition took a
turn for the worse and she developed sepsis.
She was treated successful and Prof. Balla says, "We
were lucky in a sense that the infection occurred in
the second part of the pregnancy when the drugs
wouldn't harm the health of the baby so we could
use the most effective medicine to treat our patient."

Meanwhile, the nurses spoke to the foetus regularly
and played the radio throughout the day so the
unborn baby could hear human voices and music.
While the father and grandparents stroked the
mother's belly and spoke to the unborn child.
A caesarean, which took place in July was scheduled
for 27 weeks, the point at which the baby could be
delivered safely. At 3lb 2oz the baby was transferred
to the neo-natal unit and 10 weeks later discharged
from hospital to join its family.

Following the caesarean, the doctors had to choose
between two options. The first was to turn off the
mother's mechanical ventilation and cardiac
support, which would have lead to her heart
stopping.However, the family wanted her death to save other lives so he body was kept on the ventilator for
another two days as her liver, kidneys, pancreas and
heart were removed from the mother's body and
offered for transplantation.


Two of the five organs were received by the same
patient. Treating the mother thus enabled her own
child to be born and also saved the lives of four other people, following her death.

Prof. Balla says, "The whole world is talking about
our success, which is the acknowledgement of the
determined and sometimes heroic job that we
constantly do in our hospital."The fact that after 92 days of being brain-dead wecould use the organs of the mother and, with theorgans, we could save four other people's lives is theevidence that the 21st century's medical techniquesare capable of saving the crucial organs in perfect condition long after brain death."


It was the first case in the hospital's history where a
pregnancy was continued in a brain-dead woman for
more than 90 days


Source
www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/443210/The-miracle-baby-born-to-a-woman-13-weeks-after-she-died

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Re: The Miracle Baby Born To A Woman 13 Weeks After She 'died' by Chazzyboy: 5:49pm On Nov 19, 2013
Thank God
Re: The Miracle Baby Born To A Woman 13 Weeks After She 'died' by vivaciousvivi(f): 5:53pm On Nov 19, 2013
The wonders of modern medicine
Re: The Miracle Baby Born To A Woman 13 Weeks After She 'died' by badmeat(m): 6:00pm On Nov 19, 2013
If na 9ja,the baby own go don end since
Re: The Miracle Baby Born To A Woman 13 Weeks After She 'died' by chymystique(f): 6:01pm On Nov 19, 2013
Amazing!
Re: The Miracle Baby Born To A Woman 13 Weeks After She 'died' by Nobody: 6:11pm On Nov 19, 2013
Re: The Miracle Baby Born To A Woman 13 Weeks After She 'died' by kennyonthrone(m): 6:14pm On Nov 19, 2013
Wey d pikin na
Re: The Miracle Baby Born To A Woman 13 Weeks After She 'died' by dominique(f): 7:28pm On Nov 19, 2013
Chai! If only I can find that thread where one guy dey follow me dey argue say once the brain dies, the rest of the organ dies right away too.

bad meat: If na 9ja,the baby own go don end since

I disagree. if the brain dead woman is placed on life-support and ventilator, her vital organs can still function well and sustain a foetus. Are you suggesting we don't have such facilities in Nigeria?
I still give big thumbs up to the Hungarian doctors for this feat. RIP to the woman
Re: The Miracle Baby Born To A Woman 13 Weeks After She 'died' by rodeo0070(m): 10:04pm On Nov 19, 2013
bad meat: If na 9ja,the baby own go don end since
And dem go say na her "fore-mothers de do her"
Re: The Miracle Baby Born To A Woman 13 Weeks After She 'died' by ortodox: 4:50am On Nov 20, 2013
wow!
God bls dem
Re: The Miracle Baby Born To A Woman 13 Weeks After She 'died' by JuicyGee(f): 8:01am On Nov 20, 2013
Wow! Lucky baby, i wonder de name dey wuld give 2 dat baby. If na 9ja only God kw de countless nd funny name dem go give de baby. One of my church woman dat delivered in public transport (Agofure motors) dey named de boy Agofure. Nd dere is one child i kw dey nick-named fibroid because de doctor nd his mother tot it was a fibroid during de pregnancy

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