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Baby girl born to brain-dead woman kept on life support for 3 months

The University Hospital of Brno in the Czech Republic says a baby girl has been born to a...
The University Hospital of Brno in the Czech Republic says a baby girl has been born to a brain-dead woman kept on life support for more than 3 months. (NBC/University Hospital Brno)(KWQC)
Published: Sep. 3, 2019 at 6:25 PM CDT
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A clinic in the Czech Republic says a baby girl has been born to a brain-dead woman kept on life support for more than three months to allow her pregnancy to go ahead.

The University Hospital in the second-largest Czech city of Brno said the 4.6 pound baby was born by c-section on August 15 when the mother was 34 weeks pregnant.

The girl, who was named Eliska, is now with her father.

The 27-year-old mother was declared brain-dead after suffering a brain hemorrhage 16 weeks into her pregnancy in April.

The hospital kept the mother alive on mechanical support for 117 days until the baby had developed enough to be delivered.