Baby Born To Brain-Dead Mother In Portugal
A baby was born in Portugal to a woman who had been brain-dead for almost four months. The boy was delivered in a Lisbon hospital by Caesarean section after 32 weeks, and weighed 2.35kg (5lb, 3oz).
His mother was declared brain-dead on 20 February after a brain haemorrhage.
The decision to continue with the pregnancy was taken after tests revealed the foetus to be healthy, and after the father agreed it should be allowed to continue. Doctors said the baby was in good health when he was born today.
It is the longest a child has survived in the womb in Portugal after his mother was declared brain-dead.
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