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How does someone in a vegetative state have a baby?

Jan 09, 2019 - CNN

(CNN) -- News of a woman in a vegetative state for more than a decade giving birth to a boy on December 29 has stirred emotions nationwide.

The rare medical event raises many questions, including: How can a woman who is unconscious give birth?

"It is very rare," said Dr. Deborah Feldman, who has heard about "maybe two or three cases" in the past two decades. Feldman, director for maternal fetal medicine at Hartford HealthCare Medical Group, treated a woman 20 years ago who had a s...