Baby born to brain dead woman is doing well

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A baby girl was born to a brain dead woman in Milan, Italy last week. The baby was born, via Cesarean section, two months early. The mother had suffered a brain aneurysm in March and was declared brain dead soon after, she had been kept alive for 78 days in order to ensure the survival of the baby.

The little girl, named Christina, weighed just 1.5 pounds at delivery time. The baby is currently stable but it will be at least a month before doctors can declare her to be out of danger. Her heart and circulatory system are working well and she requires no medication for them at this time. She is also breathing well and not in need of oxygen.

If all goes well, baby Christina could go home in two to three months. Sometimes the miracles of modern medicine truly do bring miracles.

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