A Police investigation has been launched, after a woman described as being in a ‘vegetative state’ for more than a decade, gave birth at a US healthcare facility.
The new mother, who has not been identified, has been in a coma since a near-drowning 14-years ago.
She reportedly gave birth on December 29 at the Hacienda HealthCare facility in Phoenix Arizona.
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A surprised nurse, responding to the sound of moaning, entered her room to find the baby crowning. It was delivered safely and is in good health.
Prior to the birth, staff were unaware the patient was even pregnant and their surprise quickly turned to concern as to how the woman conceived.
Reviews are now being conducted and Police are investigating but have declined to confirm if they’re looking at a possible sex crime.