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Baby girl born to brain-dead mother kept on life support until birth

The girl is now with her father after the birth in the Czech city of Brno.

A new born baby’s feet (Andrew Matthews/PA)
A new born baby’s feet (Andrew Matthews/PA)

By Associated Press Reporter

A baby girl has been born to a brain-dead woman kept on life support for nearly three months to allow her pregnancy to go ahead, a clinic in the Czech Republic has announced.

The University Hospital in the second-largest Czech city of Brno said on Tuesday the 2.1-kg (4.6lb) baby was born by Caesarean section when the mother was 34 weeks pregnant.

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Doctors kept the mother on life support to maintain the pregnancy (Lynne Cameron/PA)

The hospital statement did not provide details on the baby’s health, but Czech public television said the girl, born earlier this month, is now with her father.

The 27-year-old mother was declared brain-dead in early June after suffering a brain haemorrhage a few weeks into her pregnancy.

At the time, the hospital said doctors would keep the mother alive on mechanical support until the baby was developed enough to be delivered.

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