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This Pregnant Woman Was Kept Alive For 123 Days To Give Birth To Twins

This Pregnant Woman Was Kept Alive For 123 Days To Give Birth To Twins


We have already heard of some unusual stories about births and deliveries. However, that of Frankielen da Silva Zampoli Padilha can be considered the most unusual. Relayed by our colleagues in the Daily Mail, this story tells of the birth of two twins kept alive in the womb of their cerebrally deceased mother.

A birth story like no other

Frankielen, a 21-year-old woman who suffered a stroke while pregnant for nine weeks.

Following her clinical death, her organs had not been injured and after seeing the heartbeat of the twins she was carrying, the doctors decided to save them by keeping the vital organs of the mother alive while they were growing up. in her womb. The babies stayed there for 123 days, benefiting from the necessary nutrients for their evolution.

Babies were born by caesarean section. A little boy and a girl were then born and placed in an incubator for three months to receive the necessary care for their development.

Even though the death of the mother has caused immense grief to the family, this birth has been described as miraculous. The two twins took over from their mother and continue today the life she lost. After all, part of one's being is in them, which they will represent throughout their lives.

Stroke occurs when blood flow to a part of the brain is blocked or when a blood vessel ruptures. It can cause paralysis of a body part or death when not treated in time. It is the second leading cause of death in the world and can affect all age groups.

There are two types of stroke:

Ischemic stroke, which occurs when a blood clot blocks the blood vessel preventing oxygen from reaching a part of the brain. Note that this clot can form in a blood vessel elsewhere than in the brain and remains the most common.

Hemorrhagic stroke, which can be caused by a rupture of a blood vessel, preventing the blood from reaching the brain.


The symptoms of a stroke are as follows:
  • Sudden headache with nausea, vomiting or dizziness
  • Difficulty walking
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Paralysis of a body member
  • Blurred vision

The treatment of a stroke depends on the type of stroke the person has suffered. Thus, according to a study published in NCBI, the diagnosis and treatment of ischemic stroke requires rapid relief of arterial occlusion by restoring blood flow to save lives and prevent disability; for this the treatment must be fast and decisive. Also, according to Mayo Clinic, the treatment can be delivered to the brain directly by intravenous medication, inside the blocked blood vessel or by removing the clot by inserting a device into the blood vessel .

During hemorrhagic stroke, treatment will be focused on controlling bleeding and reducing pressure in the brain; surgery may be required to repair the bleeding artery and reduce the risk of sequelae. According to Study.com, the treatment of hemorrhagic stroke, has two goals, the first is to restore blood flow in the brain and the second is to restore the affected body functions.


How to prevent the appearance of a stroke?

According to the CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is possible to prevent strokes by opting for a healthy and balanced life.

A balanced diet based on fruits and vegetables, low in fatty acid and sodium is required. Indeed, high cholesterol and high blood pressure can induce stroke.
Obesity increases the risk of stroke and the best is to have a body mass index (BMI) in a healthy range, that is, no more than 25.
Regular physical activity is necessary to lower cholesterol and blood pressure and maintain a healthy weight.
Smoking increases the risk of stroke. The best is to resort to means to stop smoking.