I was watchingg tge nbc news video about the brain dead pregnant woman and how the family wants to take her off life support.
I cried for the baby. Because she was 22 weeks pregnant. That baby, though not viable, had been well developed. That family is burying 2 members, not one.
They took her…
I have a feeling if she had changed her mind about life support due to her pregnancy she would have let someone know. - R
This person totally contradicts herself. The baby is ‘not viable’ but ‘well developed’???? And she should have let the baby ‘make it through’?
Do they not know what nonviable means????
Nonviable: even if the baby is a full 40 weeks, when it is born it will either be dead, or die shortly. Seeing as the baby also has damage from lack of oxygen, the doctors’ verdict is that it is nonviable.
And hence, it does not matter to ANYONE, whether or not she carries it to 40 weeks, because the baby will not live, no matter how much you pray or demand or whatever else. The family is burying 2 people, because the fetus is long dead as well.
Did anyone watch the video???? They said non viable. That’s what I meant. I was quoting the news video. And non viable means tgat if the fetus happens to be born it will not be able to survive. They have managed to save babies as young as 24 weeks and a couple at 23 weeks according to my friend who works in NICU. And tgey DO have ultrasound technology to check on the fetus. If it died when mom stroked out- if it were indeed long gone, they would have said baby died too….they wouldn’t have used non-viable.
Non viable may not mean dead, BUT.
Non viable may mean suffered enough damage to die in the womb in a few weeks.
Non viable may mean severe brain damage such that if given birth to, will die in minutes/hours/days/weeks.
I know babies CAN be saved at 24 weeks, but it is very, very risky, success is extremely low and they usually end up with permanent health problems. There is a reason why most babies stay in the womb for 40 weeks.
You are not a doctor. Doctors have certified it non viable, which is a medical term in gynaecology and obstetrics.
A simple googling yields:
Non-viable fetus is a fetus that not capable of living or developing. It can be an expelled or delivered fetus which, although living, cannot possibly survive to the point of sustaining life independently, even with support of the best available medical therapy.
Honestly, think about it. The fetus is wholly dependent on the mother. If lack of oxygen cause Ms Munoz to be brain dead, do you think the fetus will be perfectly healthy? Every single bit of oxygen and nutrition and whatever the fetus needs comes from her. Do you know more, or the doctors?
Therefore your arguments are invalid, medically or otherwise.
Exactly. Thanks! Finally someone who gets it!