It’s not at all clear, for starters, that the fetus has a good chance of surviving inside the womb or of flourishing outside of it. In a study of a few dozen cases of continued pregnancies inside brain-dead women, only one of the five fetuses that were between 13 and 15 weeks at the time of the mother’s brain death was successfully delivered — by cesarean section — and kept alive, though the study tracked the boy only until 11 months after his birth.
I talked last week with two prominent obstetricians, both of whom said that it was impossible, until relatively late in a pregnancy, to get any real sense of how much neurological damage a fetus may have already suffered as a result of a maternal embolism and of any oxygen deprivation that occurred. They also said that a pregnancy dependent on artificial organ maintenance entails an array of dangers to the fetus beyond ordinary ones, including the mother’s susceptibility to infections.
Blogs I Follow
- Carte de bibliothèques publiques au Burkina Faso
- FAVL à la télévision Burkina Infos
- FAVL/CESRUD Ghana coordinator and librarians reading The Great Ponds
- Partenariat FAVL-BF/CRS : rencontre mensuelle des bibliothécaires du projet Beog Biiga II
- Le Directeur de FAVL, Michael Kevane renforce les capacités de son staff du Burkina Faso
- Le directeur de FAVL en visite au Burkina Faso
- Partenariat FAVL- BF et CRS : Une équipe de FAVL à Mané et à Sabcé dans le cadre du projet Beog Biiga II
- Echos des bibliothèques N°23 disponible
- Uganda Community Libraries Association (UgCLA) ten year report 2007-2017
- Health Camp at Kitengesa Community Library
- More reporting on vacation classes in Ghana libraries
- What are libraries for? For reading!
- Cesrud/Favl Ghana vacation classes in Sherigu, Sumbrungu, and Gowrie-Kunkua
- Update on Cesrud/Favl Ghana vacation classes
- Rapport des camps de lecture de Béreba et de Dimikuy