Two days after champion ice-skater Jayne Soliman, 41, collapsed and died from a brain haemorrhage she gave birth to a baby girl named Aya Jayne. After being declared brain dead by the doctors her body was kept alive by a life support machine so that the baby could be born. Ms. Soliman's death was totally unexpected and she appeared to be in good health.
It turns out though that she was suffering from a very aggressive brain tumour which ended up striking a major blood vessel. to save the live of the baby the doctors kept her alive and was given large doses of steroids to help the baby's lings develop. Aya Jayne was delivered by Caesarean section at 2:34pm on January 9th and weighted only 2lb 1oz.
Her Egyptian-born husband, Mahmoud Soliman, 29, a business studies student, said: "In the space of 48 hours I have experienced joy at the birth of my child and endured torment over losing my wonderful wife. The two things she always wanted were a loving husband and a child. "I know she fought with all her might to keep our child alive, but it breaks my heart to know that she will never know Aya Jayne. I can't believe my little daughter has survived. I look at her and she reminds me so much of her mother."
Source: The Independent
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