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If you were pregnant and brain dead would you want your baby to be delivered?

Anonymous
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Question: What would you choose?

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Pull the plug

Wait and deliver baby


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Saw an article about a mom who was pregnant, then had a blood clot or something like that. She is on life support and is brain dead. Shes 20 weeks pregnant now and her baby still has a heart beat etc. Her husband wants to pull the plug. Hospital wants to deliver the baby first (*after a couple more weeks*). Dad doesn't want that though and wants both to die as soon as possible.



If you were ever in this situation, would you want them to wait and deliver your baby first? Or pull the plug and let the baby die inside of your body.

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 15, 2014 at 7:21 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 15, 2014 at 7:21 PM

bump

MrsDavidB25
by Stacey on Jan. 15, 2014 at 7:22 PM
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 I would want them to respect my husbands wishes.

lucydiamond
by LD on Jan. 15, 2014 at 7:22 PM
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I would want to be kept alive for the baby.
Kylie819
by Gold Member on Jan. 15, 2014 at 7:22 PM
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I would want my child to live.
Lilfootmommy
by Platinum Member on Jan. 15, 2014 at 7:23 PM
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Unplug me. I dont want my body used as an incubator.
Outspoken.Mime
by Gold Member on Jan. 15, 2014 at 7:23 PM
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This is not a choice between delivering a healthy viable child or killing it.  Most likely, this baby is going to die in utero and if by some unfortunate twist of fate it does make it to a gestational age where they can remove it, is going to have who knows what issues as a result of being inside essentially a dead women for a long period of time.

So in this instance, the plug should be pulled and the baby should go to rest with its mother.  

Night_Roane
by Gold Member on Jan. 15, 2014 at 7:24 PM
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My spirit would haunt my SO until the day he died if he pulled the plug on my baby
armywife009
by Platinum Member on Jan. 15, 2014 at 7:24 PM
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 I would want them to respect dh's wishes.

momto3infl
by Gold Member on Jan. 15, 2014 at 7:25 PM
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 I would agree with my husband wanting to pull plug-because I would not want to live this way-esp in this case all this happened well before viability of baby.

Elyce225
by Ruby Member on Jan. 15, 2014 at 7:25 PM
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In her situation I would want the plug pulled.

If I were like 35 weeks or more I would like for them to save the baby if they could.

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