Baby born by caesarean four months after his mother died (photos)


For four months, doctors sang to a baby inside a ‘dead’ woman – hoping against hope the child would survive while his mother lay brain dead, hooked to a ventilator. Against all odds, little Lourenco Salvador has been born healthy – 107 days after his mother, Sandra, suffered a fatal brain haemorrhage after complaining of a headache.

Her life support has now been switched off. Doctors were about to switch off her life support – but were astonished when they found a heartbeat inside the ‘dead’ woman. One doctor said, ‘Never in my life have I had a dead person with a live baby inside of her.’



Father Miguel, 30, who lives near Lisbon said in an interview with the Daily Mirror, ‘She was taken in on the Saturday and they were going to pull the plug on Sunday. ‘Then they did a test and found a ­heartbeat and the doctor said, ‘Never in my life have I had a dead person with a live baby inside of her’.

‘I was dealing with the sadness of her death and then there is this joy inside. ‘It was strange. I hoped my son would survive but I thought it was a long shot. It was a long time to wait, to get to 32 weeks.

“Every day I feared the phone call saying he hadn’t made it.’
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