US News Brain Dead Mother Gives Birth to Twins After Being Kept on Life Support for 123 Days

07:35  12 july  2017
07:35  12 july  2017 Source:   Inside Edition

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A brain dead mother has given birth to healthy twins after being on life support for four months. According to The Mirror, the babies’ mother was kept on life support for 123 days after suffering a devastating stroke while 9 weeks pregnant.

Accoding to Metro UK report, a brain - dead mother identified as Frankielen da Silva Zampoli Padilha, successfully gave birth to twins after doctors managed to keep her alive on life support for 123 days – the longest period in medical history.

A new mother gave birth to her twins … 123 days after she was declared brain dead.

Zampoli Padilha, 21, of Contenda, Brazil, was kept alive on life support for more than four months – which some doctors believe is the longest period in medical history.

The decision was made when Padilha was declared brain dead while she was 9 weeks pregnant with twins.

Her husband Muriel Padilha, 24, recalled her complaining of a sharp pain in her neck and head in October. She lost consciousness before they reached the hospital, and the doctors later diagnosed her with severe bleeding in the brain.

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She was kept alive for 123 days - the longest period ever - after suffering a stroke while nine weeks pregnant. Her husband has told how doctors made the ground-breaking decision to put her on life support and save the embryos after their tiny hearts continued to beat in her womb.

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"They told me they would give the babies three more days of life,” Muriel told Caters News. “They said as soon as their little hearts stopped beating, they would turn off the gadgets and I would be able to bury my wife.”

Even though doctors at Nosso Senhora do Rocio hospital in South Brazil expected the babies to die soon after, the fetuses’ organs continued functioning inside their mothers’ womb.

Brain Dead Mother Gives Birth to Twins After Being Kept on Life Support for 123 Days: Doctors expected her fetuses would die days after her own death, but they kept fighting. © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Doctors expected her fetuses would die days after her own death, but they kept fighting. “They were clinging to life,” said Dr. Dalton Rivabem, who specializes in neurology at the hospital. “Frankielen’s organs were all intact and working as if she was still with us. We took the decision to keep her alive to save her unborn children. And every day, we watched them grow normally.”

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By Janet Tappin Coelho Brazilian doctors have become the first in the world to keep a brain dead pregnant woman alive on life support for 123 days – the longest period in medical history – before delivering twins successfully by emergency caesarean section.

A brain - dead mother has been kept alive on life support for 123 days to deliver her unborn twins in a tragic case that has made medical history. Babies Asaph and Ana Vitoria were kept alive for four months inside their brain - dead mother .

The doctors, nurses and caretakers even took on the role to nurture Zampoli’s growing babies when she was not conscious to do it herself.

“We decorated the area around Frankielen's bed,” said Erika Chechan, the hospital’s chaplain. “The ICU was filled with love, affection and encouragement for the babies and their family to succeed. We said, 'we love you' every day they were here."

Twins Ana Vitoria and Asaph were born in February at about 3 pounds each in February, and were discharged in May after being watched closely in incubators for three months.

The Padilhas also have a 2-year-old daughter, Isa Beatriz.

"I'm so proud of my daughter,” Zampoli’s mom, Angela Silva said. “It's been hard losing her but she was a warrior right until the end, protecting her beautiful children and giving them life until the day she finally died."

Zampoli's working organs were donated after the birth of her twins to save two lives.

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