Pregnant woman kept alive in coma for nearly 2 months to save baby

WATERLOO, Neb. — A young pregnant mother in Nebraska collapsed after having a headache. While doctors say they were unable to save the mother, they took extreme measures to save her unborn child.

In the eyes of his grandmother, Baby Angel is a legacy and a miracle.

“We took a leap of faith that the tragedy would turn into a healthy delivery,” said Sue Korth, vice president and COO of Methodist Women’s Hospital. “Baby Angel is the result of that.”

At 22 weeks pregnant, Baby Angel’s mother, 22-year-old Karla Perez had a headache. That headache turned out to be an intracranial hemorrhage. It was a brain bleed so bad, doctors knew she had little chance of survival.

“We don’t know why she had the bleed,” said Dr. Andrew Robertson, medical director at Methodist Women’s Hospital.

Karla’s family said they wanted to do everything possible to save the baby. So doctors…

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