After brain death, pregnant woman is kept alive in hospital to give birth
The history of a family from Mato Grosso do Sul has caused great commotion, they share the pain of death and the hope of a new life. On January 27, the young Renata Souza Sodré, at the 18th week of gestation, suffered a cerebral vascular accident (CVA) and had brain death three days later.
Even with the risks, the pregnant woman has been kept alive by devices in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Santa Casa de Campo Grande. The family made the decision to keep the gestation to fulfill Renata's dream of having the first child.
"We know of all the risks, [the doctors] have made us aware that the baby may not be born, can born with sequels, but that does not matter to us, the important thing is the life she wanted so much, it was her dream. She was very happy because the dreams were being fulfilled all at once, "said the mother of the young woman to TV Morena .
Despite not knowing the sex of the baby, Renata had already chosen the name if it was a boy: Yago. "It is he who will give me the strength to move on because it hurts a lot, she was very attached to me, she took a piece of my heart," Adriana lamented.
According to the young woman's family, up to the 28th week. Then a cesarean section will be performed and the woman should return to the ICU, where a team specializing in organ transplants will analyze the girl to decide what can be donated, which is why the family has authorized donation of all organs.
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