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Comatose Mother Gives Birth in Russia

Comatose Mother Gives Birth in Russia

United Press International

October 19, 2009

A Russian woman who has been in a coma for seven months gave birth to a healthy baby girl in Domodedovo, a Moscow-area obstetrician said Friday.

Alexander Gridchik said the baby was more healthy than doctors expected when she was delivered by Cesarean section, RIA Novosti reported.

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The woman was in a car accident when she was 10 weeks pregnant. The baby was delivered at 38 weeks.

Doctors broke protocol and did not abort the fetus because the mother was in stable condition despite her vegetative state, RT Arabic reported.

They performed the Cesarean at a clinic in Domodedovo, near Moscow, with consultations from specialists from the Moscow Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The baby was taken to the regional Perinatal Center. She still needs medical attention but has a good prognosis, doctors said.

Relatives of the comatose woman said they would care for the child.

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