Pregnancy in Women in Vegetative State Is Rare, But Not Unprecedented

January 15, 2019

(NBC News) – The woman, 29, delivered in December while receiving long-term care at Hacienda HealthCare in Phoenix after a near-drowning incident. Authorities do not know who impregnated her and have opened a sexual assault investigation in search of her rapist. The case echoes one from 1995, when a comatose 29-year-old woman was raped by a nurse’s aide at her nursing home near Rochester, New York. Staff discovered she was pregnant early on, a key difference between her and the Arizona woman.

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