Portugal Baby Born to Woman Brain Dead for Three Months

March 29, 2019

(BBC) – A funeral is being held for a 26-year-old woman who gave birth to a baby boy on Thursday despite being brain dead since December. International sportswoman Catarina Sequeira was declared brain dead after an acute asthma attack at her home. The baby, named Salvador, was born when she was almost 32 weeks pregnant and is being cared for in a neonatal hospital. This is the second such case in Portugal of a baby born to a mother who was brain dead.

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