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If you woke from a coma & learned you're pregnant, would you keep the baby?

Posted by on Aug. 27, 2013 at 9:47 AM
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Woman Wakes Up From Coma to Find Out She Is Three Months Pregnant

by Sasha Brown-Worsham

woman finds out she is pregnant in comaIn an amazing story out of England, a woman woke up from a coma to discover that she was 12 weeks pregnant with a child who managed to miraculously survive the moped crash that put his mother in the hospital. Now, her baby is 12 weeks old and despite massive head injuries that left her unable to remember the previous three years of her life (including who the father was), Gemma Holmes is thrilled to have a healthy son.

The details are almost too grim to believe. Holmes was tossed from her moped into a lamppost and was not expected to survive the traumatic crash. Her mother was told she was 12 weeks pregnant and advised to make the decision to terminate. But it was not a decision her mother felt comfortable making.

Miraculously, Holmes pulled through and was able to continue the pregnancy and give birth to a healthy son through C-section. She named her son Ruben Miracle. The reasons are obvious.

"I just thought that if this little baby inside me had managed to survive the awful crash then he was meant to be," Gemma told The Daily Mail

It was not an easy pregnancy, either. She was unable to take high dose pain killer for her accident because she was with child so she endured a lot of pain because of it. Still, she persevered.

I will never complain about pregnancy again. Both she and her son are so lucky, but I am in awe of a woman who was so brave and did so much to bring her child into the world. Good for her.

It is also amazing that her mother kept the faith and believed enough not to terminate the pregnancy. She is a huge part of the reason baby Ruben exists. It takes an awful lot of faith to make that leap, but what a good decision.

I can't even imagine the pain she might have felt upon waking to hear she was pregnant and her mother decided to terminate. This story is a true miracle, something we don't get to hear every day.

What an amazing little boy.

Would you have made that same decision if you were the mom?

by on Aug. 27, 2013 at 9:47 AM
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mom2the.rescue
by Bronze Member on Aug. 27, 2013 at 9:51 AM

Yeah...I believe in a woman's right to choose...I don't think I could make that choice for another person.

HIJKLM
by Bronze Member on Aug. 27, 2013 at 9:54 AM
This exactly

Quoting mom2the.rescue:

Yeah...I believe in a woman's right to choose...I don't think I could make that choice for another person.

terpmama
by Silver Member on Aug. 27, 2013 at 9:55 AM

I don't have any daughters (yet)... So I don't know what I would do... I do know that if I were the one in the coma I would know that my parents would do what the honestly believed was best for everyone. I would not fault them for either decision. 

RandRMomma
by Maya on Aug. 27, 2013 at 9:59 AM
No. I would have had an abortion.
lilbit53009
by on Aug. 27, 2013 at 10:02 AM

i feel the same way...if they had decided to terminate i would have trusted their decision.

being married this choice would be up to my husband...so i'd also trust his decision in that event

Quoting terpmama:

I don't have any daughters (yet)... So I don't know what I would do... I do know that if I were the one in the coma I would know that my parents would do what the honestly believed was best for everyone. I would not fault them for either decision. 


Ms.KitKat
by Platinum Member on Aug. 27, 2013 at 10:03 AM
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 The title is misleading.

I don;t get the controversy. So, she was in an accident while pregnant. So, she could not recall the birthfather because of the head injury. (although what IS odd is that the birthfather didn't have a head injury causing HIM amnesia so where the hell is he????). So, she's a single parent.

[[[shrugs]]]]

tyrelsmom
by on Aug. 27, 2013 at 10:08 AM
If I was the parent I would only have them terminate if not doing so was seriously endangering my daughter's life. It's not really my choice to make, otherwise, IMO.
If I was the one in the coma it would be my husband's choice, and obviously I would trust him to make the right choice.
FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Aug. 27, 2013 at 10:09 AM
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Hell, I can't say.  Too many other factors come in to play.  I would have to be in the situation.

This woman made the best decision for her.  

lizmarie1975
by Gold Member on Aug. 27, 2013 at 10:12 AM



Quoting terpmama:

I don't have any daughters (yet)... So I don't know what I would do... I do know that if I were the one in the coma I would know that my parents would do what the honestly believed was best for everyone. I would not fault them for either decision. 

This.


Megan11587
by Member on Aug. 27, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Oh that's tough.  I'm not sure.  If I were the woman's mom, I probably would have terminated -  I wouldn't want my daughter in more pain.  I can't really say for sure without being in that position.

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