Doctors keep 'dead woman' alive for 123 days till she carried her twins to full term

Doctors keep 'dead woman' alive for 123 days till she carried her twins to full term

- Pregnant woman was confirmed brain dead but held on life for 123 days

- She was nine weeks expectant with twins when she died

- Doctors told her husband there was no hope for both mother and kids

- Then a miracle happened! The ‘dead woman’ delivered healthy twins

Whether you believe it or not, miracles do happen! How would you explain a case where brain dead pregnant woman lives for 123 extra days post her death only to give birth to healthy twins?

That’s exactly what happened to Frankielen da Silva Zampoli Padilha. The 21-year-old mother from Campo Largo, south Brazil, died of stroke. She suffered what the medics call cerebral haemorrhage.

But the doctors at Nosso Senhora do Rocio hospital noticed something strange after Frankielen was confirmed brain dead. Her nine weeks old twins were still breathing inside her womb.

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‘Dead woman’ lived to give birth to healthy twins after doctors told husband there was no hope

Frankielen da Silva Zampoli Padilha, 21, died from a stroke while nine-weeks pregnant.Photo: Caters News Agency.

“We did not expect the babies to survive for long after their mom was gone. But ultrasound confirmed their hearts were beating. It was a surprise,” says Dr Dalton Rivabem, head of neurological ICU at the health facility.

Also, Frankielen’s organs were still intact and functioning as if she was still alive. The doctors resolved to keep her alive for the sake of the babies.

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‘Dead woman’ lived to give birth to healthy twins after doctors told husband there was no hope

Ms Padilha (with her husband and their daughter Isa Beatriz, 2) had complained of head pain.Photo: Caters News Agency.

Earlier on, the doctors had informed Muriel Padilha, Frankielen’s 24-year husband and father of her twins, that there was no hope. Basically they were telling him to start thinking of how he was going to bury both his wife and two unborn babies.

‘Dead woman’ lived to give birth to healthy twins after doctors told husband there was no hope

They were incubated for three months and are being cared for by Ms Padilha's mother.Photo: Caters News Agency.

Some 123 days later, Frankielen’s babies were born via the C-section, to the bewilderment of everyone who never saw it coming.

“We have heard cases of brain dead mothers being kept alive long enough to give birth, but ours is the longest ever recorded,” says Dr Rivabem, who adds that it took a teamwork and a miracle to make it happen.

Padilha called it a miracle. Everyone at the hospital reportedly wept when the babies were born.

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‘Dead woman’ lived to give birth to healthy twins after doctors told husband there was no hope

Doctors decided to save the nine-week-old embryos after their hearts continued to beat.Photo: Caters News Agency.

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The babies were still premature at the time of birth, so they were placed in incubators. Their mom left them alive and healthy as she went to heaven to be with God. Padilha believes that’s where she is.

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Source: Gossip.naija.ng

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