Woman Wakes Up From Coma & Discovers She Gave Birth

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Sharista Giles was five months pregnant when a car accident put her in a coma. Weeks later, she was still unconscious when she gave birth to her child, who was born less than two pounds but doing well. Yet this story keeps on getting better: Recently the 20-year-old mom opened her eyes and saw her baby for the first time.

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Sharista can also blink and squeeze people's fingers when asked, which are promising signs. Her family was elated, particularly since doctors had given Sharista a one in ten odds of recovering.

Since waking up, Sharista has also finally had a chance to meet her infant, "Baby L," when family members showed her a photo of the little tyke. 

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While this story is beyond inspiring, the whole idea of giving birth in a coma has me wondering what that must be like. While I certainly wouldn't wish a coma on anyone, in some ways it must be great to be completely unconscious during the horrific pain of labor. In fact, if I had the option of being "out" for my labor without harming my baby, I may have considered it.

On the other hand, this mom also missed out on the joy of meeting her baby right when he or she was born. And that's such a monumental moment, it's a shame to have it pass you by. So yeah, all in all, being out when you're giving birth is a very mixed bag.

Here's to hoping Sharista will get to meet her baby in the flesh very soon. If you want to help out, the family has started a gofundme page to help defray Sharista's medical costs.

How would you feel about being "out" while giving birth?

 

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