Mother Delivers Twins 6 Weeks After Being Declared Dead (VIDEO)

Christine Bolden
Christine Bolden
Just last month, Christine Bolden, 26, was happy, seemingly healthy, and pregnant with twins. While walking with her boyfriend and 3-year-old son, she felt a severe pain in her head. According to reports, she then fell to the ground and looked as if she had fallen "into a deep sleep."

She never woke up and later was declared brain dead as a result of two brain aneurysms, according to 24 Hours News 8. Her twins, however, lived on, as Bolden's family waited with hope and determination, rubbing her belly and talking to the babies. After six weeks on life support, things got critical, and it was time to deliver the babies ... at just 25 weeks gestation.

Christine's aunt, Danielle Bolden, said they held out hope that Christine would wake up until the end. She told the station:

Christine's grandmother told them not to numb her because maybe when they cut her [for the c-section] she would have felt that, and woke up saying, "Wait a minute I can feel that! What is you all doing to me!" But it didn't happen.

It didn't, but that disappointment was followed shortly thereafter by the joyful births of the twins, Alexander and Nicholas. They were small -- 1 pound 5 ounces, and 1 pound 9 ounces -- and they're still in the NICU. Being born so early they certainly face plenty of challenges and health threats, but they're here despite everything.

"God, he could have took her and the boys," said Danielle. "But he left the boys. That's a miracle."

I find it difficult to call it a miracle, because the situation is laced with so much grief. But it's the only thing we can do sometimes I think when these seemingly inexplicable tragedies strike. If we focus only on the pain, it becomes unbearable.

And ultimately, I think Christine probably got her final wish. I imagine that in those brief seconds when the pain struck her, her first thought was please let my babies be okay. And for now, they are. While they will never know their mother's touch or look into her eyes, they will know that she took care of them as well as she could until the very end.

Mother's death brings new life: woodtv.com

Do you see this story as one of hope, or one that is just unbearably heartbreaking?


Image via 24 Hour News 8

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Stacey. Stacey.

I imagine that in those brief seconds when the pain struck her, her first thought was please let my babies be okay


Call me selfish, that wouldnt be my first thought. I do believe its a miracle her babies are alive but thats just the beginning, now hopefully they will grow healthier and wont have any major problems.

KayLu... KayLundy3

What a sad yet amazing story... I feel for her family... Thank goodness the twins were able to be saved...

zandh... zandhmom2

I would call it a miracle. God bless her babies and the rest of her family as they certainly need it now.

stron... strontium

Misleading title is misleading.

Amand... AmandaSnyder

@ strontium How is that title misleading  the girl was brain dead for six weeks.  Lord have mercy this family pain and yet at least they still have the boys.

Boobo... Boobookittt74

I personally find it extremely heartbreaking. Those poor kids lost their mommy. I feel even way more for the 3 year old. Mine is two and would be so sad and confused if she just never saw me again

stron... strontium

@ Amanda... SHE wasnt dead.. technically. Heart still beating she was still alive. a vegtable.. but still alive. her brain was dead... not her. The title just says "declared dead" making you assume this was something like the baby in the morgue story. smh.

Amy Collins

"Wait a minute I can feel that! What is you all doing to me!" 


Do you always have to leave a quote in tact even when it sounds stupid? Sad story but you could have altered the quote a bit...I am sure no one would have cared. 

Heather Mizz-Spicey Harrelson

I agree with strontium. The title IS misleading. While the brain makes you you, you, can't survive solely on the brain's functions. There's a big difference between "brain dead" and "dead". Brain dead is when you're a vegetable, basically machines are doing the work. Dead is when you have no pulse, no heart beat. If she was actually "dead", her babies wouldn't have survived. They relied on her oxygen and her blood being pumped from her heart to survive. I will say this... her family had some major courage to go through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with them.

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