As per records, it is not the first time to record that kind of delivery, in fact, it is the second case in the country.
A 26-year-old woman who gave birth to a baby boy on Thursday despite being brain dead since December, currently the funeral process were on the way to the former.
The woman was the International sportswoman Catarina Sequeira, whom declared brain dead after an acute asthma attack at her home, says report.
The baby, named Salvador, was born when she was almost 32 weeks pregnant and is being cared for in a neonatal hospital.
This is the second such case in Portugal of a baby born to a mother who was brain dead.
A talented canoeist who had represented her country, Sequeira had suffered from asthma since she was a child.
It can be recalled that she suffered an asthma attack when she was 19 weeks pregnant and was put in an induced coma.
However, her condition deteriorated and within days she was declared brain dead on 26 December, reports say. For 56 days a ventilator was attached to her to enable her baby to survive in her womb.
Meanwhile, doctors said the intention had been to wait until Friday for the mother to reach 32 weeks’ gestation, but her respiratory condition had deteriorated and the Caesarean section was brought forward to Thursday.
The hospital officials said that “Thirty-two weeks was considered the period at which babies had a very high probability of survival.”
The head of the hospital’s ethics committee, Filipe Almeida, explained that the decision to keep the baby alive in the mother’s womb was made in discussion with the family and because she had never opted out of Portugal’s presumed-consent organ donation law.
“Being a donor is not just about being in a position to donate a liver or heart or lung, but also being in a position to give yourself so a child can live,” he said. “And no-one has the right to interrupt the mother’s decision process,” he told the Observador website.