Brain dead B.C. woman dies after giving birth to son

Robyn and Dylan Benson pose in this wedding photo taken in Victoria, British Columbia on July 13,...

Robyn and Dylan Benson pose in this wedding photo taken in Victoria, British Columbia on July 13, 2013 and released to Reuters on February 4, 2014. (REUTERS/Brij Charan/Handout via Reuters)

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A pregnant Victoria, B.C., woman declared brain dead and kept alive on life-support for six weeks gave birth to her son Saturday but passed away the following day.

Robyn Benson, 32, was just 22 weeks pregnant when she complained of a headache and then collapsed on her bathroom floor Dec. 28, according to postings on a blog and fundraising site by her husband Dylan Benson. Her fetus, already named Iver Cohen Benson, continued to grow in the womb.

Dylan Benson posted the bittersweet life-and-death news on his Facebook page Monday night.

"On Saturday evening, my beautiful and amazing son, Iver Cohen Benson, was born," he wrote. "Iver is healthy and is the cutest and most precious person I have ever met. As to be expected, it will still be a bumpy ride for he and I as he continues to grow under the care of the wonderful staff at the hospital.


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