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Baby Born to a Brain Dead Mother

On Thursday, Portugal had it's second case (the first case occurring back in 2016) of a baby successfully being born to their brain dead mother. The mother suffered an acute asthma attack when she was 19 weeks pregnant and was put into an induced coma. Sadly, her condition deteriorated over the next few days and was declared brain dead. It was the choice of the woman's husband to to keep the baby alive and hopefully have a successful birth. In order to keep the baby alive while the mother was brain dead, doctors attached a ventilator to her. It is such an incredible thing to see that as technology continues to advance, we can also see many lives being saved because of this advancement. I am truly astonished by the fact that people are able to keep others alive by the latest machines in the medical field.
As sad as it is to hear about the death of the mother and think about the difficult choice her husband had to make, I agree that things like this are truly incredible. Thanks to the advancements in medicine and technology they were able to successfully deliver that baby, and I think that should motivate people to make further advancements. Just imagine what new technology and discoveries will be made in years to come.

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