Thursday, July 21, 2005

Brain-dead mother's fetus past critical stage

MSNBC.COM -- This is a bitter-sweet story. A pregnant woman collapsed due to a rapidly spreading cancer in her body. She's been pronounced brain-dead and the cancer has spread to all of her vital organs, but not the placenta. The organs continue to function and the baby has now passed the 24-week mark. The doctors now believe the baby would survive if she were delivered, but they're hoping to be able to wait until at least 32 weeks. The dad recently got to feel the baby kicking.

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