Brain dead mom gives birth to twins while on life support

Apr 24, 2012 | Posted by: Burento | Full story: www.cbsnews.com

In a rare procedure, a 26-year-old woman who had been declared brain dead gave birth to twins at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich.

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“Jody”

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Apr 24, 2012
 
With the era of sleep behind them, mothers of twins usually go brain dead afterward.

That was the only humor I could come up with on this. What a great family. We know those babies will be cherished above and beyond because that's how they got here.
Sweet that mom named them before collapsing. Now they'll know that she too was already cherishing their arrival.

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Apr 24, 2012
 
this is not an offbeat news story it is both good and bad.
it is good that the babies were able to be saved and have a life but also bad they will never know thier mothers love.
my best wishes for the family....

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how sad...

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off the trail wrote:
With the era of sleep behind them, mothers of twins usually go brain dead afterward.
That was the only humor I could come up with on this. What a great family. We know those babies will be cherished above and beyond because that's how they got here.
Sweet that mom named them before collapsing. Now they'll know that she too was already cherishing their arrival.
and dont forget she'll go deaf and blind too.
nature sure is wonderful! lol
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Apr 24, 2012
 
I sometimes think my wife is somewhat braindead.....Based purely on her thoughts, actions, and statements.
Xstain Mullah Franchisee

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Apr 24, 2012
 
The Husband wrote:
I sometimes think my wife is somewhat braindead.....Based purely on her thoughts, actions, and statements.
Those are cushions she put under the sheets a year ago to make you think she just overslept. She's runoff....

What were you saying about being brain dead?
Xstain Mullah Franchisee

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Apr 24, 2012
 
The dead labor market is showing signs of life....

(This is both admittedly sick and hopeful.)
The Husband

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Xstain Mullah Franchisee wrote:
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Those are cushions she put under the sheets a year ago to make you think she just overslept. She's runoff....
What were you saying about being brain dead?
Hurray!!!!

“My Bad! Just hold me. ”

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Apr 24, 2012
 
Am sorry to be a downer. But who is paying for all this?

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DC tells it like it is wrote:
Am sorry to be a downer. But who is paying for all this?
According to the article, the family. They wanted the children to survive.

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DC tells it like it is wrote:
Am sorry to be a downer. But who is paying for all this?
thats not being a downer, just being realistic.
nothing wrong with that..
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Didn't the Hiltons give birth to two brain dead girls?
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Apr 25, 2012
 
Aren't all women 'brain dead'?

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Macho Man wrote:
Aren't all women 'brain dead'?
No, but sometimes they mate with the brain dead. Aren't you glad?

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off the trail wrote:
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According to the article, the family. They wanted the children to survive.
I didn't catch where the family was picking up the tab. Am sorry, I realize this a matter of the heart. But there is also cold reality. The medical bill has to be unthinkable.
PFfff wrote:
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thats not being a downer, just being realistic.
nothing wrong with that..
Glad we are on same page. Thank you.
Aye, mayhaps am to real at times. This is one of those times.

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Apr 25, 2012
 
Macho Man wrote:
Aren't all women 'brain dead'?
Yo, macho man, I'd rather be brain dead, than some lazy sausage laying on the couch unable to feed itself. Pig!~hisses~

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