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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nonmember avatar dre

Being brain dead is technically dead. Your body may stay alive hooked to those machines, but there will never be even a chance of coming back. Its not like a coma where u wake up. SHE was dead, her body was basically a machine since thats what kept it going.

Judith K Littles

This is sad. I think they should have given her pain meds though. Just in case. I cannot imagine anyone having major surgery without any medication being made available. I feel so sorry for her children and the rest of her family.

Melan... Melanie420

I would hate not being able to see my babies or hold them

Melan... Melanie420

and she couldnt think or feel pain at all, she was technically dead, you could keep her alive on the machines but whats the point, you would have to take care of her like a baby for the rest of her life, she never got to see her little babies

Melan... Melanie420

and she couldnt think or feel pain at all, she was technically dead, you could keep her alive on the machines but whats the point, you would have to take care of her like a baby for the rest of her life, she never got to see her little babies

tonip... toniperoni

I'm not sure I would want my family to make the same choice - 25 weeks is sooooo early and 3 children for a young man to bring up on his own, must be really hard esp when dealing with inevitable resentment toward the babies.


i don't think they were wrong I just think I would want my partner to be a great daddy to our 3 year old

Faarooq Fadl Ullah

There is a huge difference between 'dead' and 'brain dead'. Don't try to get hits by phony titles.

April Lamkin

this is a bittersweet story. Its very heartbreaking knowing that they will never know their mother, but yes 2 beautiful babies were born and she kept them alive the best she could! :')

Tricia Petersen

This is no miracle. It's the work of good doctors and caring people, who, despite the unfortunate circumstances, were able to bring these babies as far along as they possibly could.

vloky vloky

I wonder if Venae would have made such an ignorant comment if the mother and her babies were white? Probably not. Because obviously black=welfare.   

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