A Baby Girl Is Delivered 117 Days After Her Mother’s Brain Death

A healthy baby girl was born after her mother was declared brain-dead by doctors. The baby was kept alive in her mother’s womb for 117 days, believed to be the longest artificially suspended pregnancy in a brain-dead mother. Czech doctors placed the 27-year old unnamed woman on artificial life support, and regularly moved her legs (to simulate walking) to help with the child’s growth. 

The baby girl was born by cesarean section, weighing 2.13 kg (4.7 lb) and measuring 42 cm (16.5 inches) according to Brno’s University Hospital.

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