Brain-Dead Canadian Woman Dies After Son’s Birth

Very strong father… Hopefully his son gets to go home soon.

fox8.com

Dylan and Iver Benson (Photo Credit: CNN via Dylan Benson) Dylan and Iver Benson (Photo Credit: CNN via Dylan Benson)

(CNN) — A ventilator kept Robyn Benson breathing for weeks so the baby growing inside her could survive.

Doctors delivered the brain-dead Canadian woman’s son on Saturday. She died the next day.

“On Sunday, we had to unfortunately say goodbye to the strongest and most wonderful woman I have ever met,” her husband, Dylan Benson, wrote on his website.

Their newborn son, Iver, is in a neonatal intensive care unit in Victoria, British Columbia, a hospital spokeswoman said. He could be hospitalized for eight more weeks, Dylan Benson told CNN on Tuesday.

“He’s doing well, still learning to breathe and all those things. … But he’s the cutest little man,” he said.

The Benson family’s ordeal began shortly after Christmas.

Robyn Benson complained of a “terrible, terrible headache” and sent her husband out to get some Tylenol. When he returned…

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