Woman Wakes From Coma Three Months Pregnant

David Cornell - Author

Aug. 24 2013, Updated 9:13 a.m. ET

A woman woke from a coma three months pregnant, and doesn’t remember anything from the last three years.

Gemma Holmes had been in an accident while riding a moped, where she was flung across a busy road into a lamppost, and the accident left her with a broken back. While she was in the hospital, it was discovered that not only did she survive, but she was three months pregnant.

Gemma Holmes has no recollection of the last three years, however, never mind if she was in a relationship. The memory loss was attributed to brain damage resulting from the accident which everyone involved was surprised she even survived.

Her mother Julie had heard the news and a lot of things ran through her mind, including what her daughter would do with the baby, knowing what it would mean if she kept him.

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Gemma Holmes, the woman who woke from a coma three months pregnant, decided to keep the baby, even though the complications would likely endanger her life. She was refused pain medications for her back because they might have harmed the baby, and the birthing had to be done with a cesarian section because she would not survive a natural birth due to the contractions.

Ruben Miracle Holmes was allowed to live in spite of the doctors’ recommendation to terminate the pregnancy because his mother had decided, “I just thought that if this little baby inside me had managed to survive the awful crash then he was meant to be.”

The woman who woke from a coma was forced to live in a wheelchair because doctors couldn’t operate on her back while she was pregnant, but it’s a sacrifice that Gemma Holmes seemed more than willing to make. She has big hopes for the future of herself and her newborn son, “Ruben’s my little miracle and I really hope I will one day be able to run around with him.”

Gemma Holmes, the woman who woke from a coma three months pregnant, is truly a trooper.


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