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