(Closed) Brain dead Canadian woman on life support for unborn child

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 17
47280 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@geeky_bee:  You don’t need to wait to be pregnant to have an end of life directive. Everyone should have one.

Post # 18
90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@julies1949:  Definitely true. I guess I meant more, everyone should have the opportunity to make pregnancy-specific directives. I have a general one, but nothing about what to do if I am pregnant because I had no idea there were laws that might override my general one (or my pregnancy-specific ones, for that matter!) in that scenario.

Post # 19
138 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I was watching a re-run of Grey’s Anatomy and this very thing happened in the show, but it ended before an outcome was shown. 

Post # 21
4 posts

I’ve already talked to my Darling Husband about this and I would want to be kept alive to let my baby have a chance at life. 

Post # 22
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

This is in the town I live in. My co worker is good friends with them. It is so heart breaking. Thankfully money was raised to help them.  Really makes you think of all the scenarios that could happen in life. Modern medicine is amazing sometimes it could have been two lost lives.

Post # 23
1002 posts
Bumble bee

I can’t believe that the state I live in is one of the ones that disregards a woman’s right to refuse life-sustaining treatment if she has been “diagnosed with pregnancy.”  I knew about some of the states, but I didn’t know Washington was on that list.  Holy shit.

Post # 24
7977 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

Thanks for the update. I second PP in that this case was very different… the woman was further along, the foetus was viable, and it’s what she and the family wanted. That makes a huge difference.

Post # 25
2319 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Oh my! What a sad story. I am glad to hear that the baby is okay. Still very sad though. 

How did the brain hemmoraging just suddenly occur though? I hope it’s not too common in pregnant women.

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