The alleged incident occurred a week ago at the Hacienda HealthCare nursing home in the US capital, Phoenix, Arizona.
According to sources who spoke to local media company KPHO, none of the employees knew that the woman was pregnant until she was about to give birth.
Then they allegedly heard the woman moan without understanding what was wrong. The woman was still in a coma when the birth had taken place. According to ABC News, the child is healthy.
Arizona police are investigating the incident as a sexual assault by a woman in an unconscious state.
– Hacienda HealthCare does its utmost to get to the bottom of what happened.
In a press release published Friday, the nursing home writes that they have just learned about the incident.
"We will continue to work with the relevant authorities," he said.
Arizona local health officials confirm to KNXV television that Hacienda HealthCare needed to increase the safety of the nursing home following the incident
Among other things, they need to increase staff presence during patient care and treatment. Caregivers treating female patients must always have another employee in the room
It is not the first time a woman is born in a coma.
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A caregiver in the house where the woman lay was later sentenced and detained for DNA testing, showing that he was the one who was the child's father.
The same happened in 1998, when another American, who had been in a coma for five years, gave birth to a girl in Boston, USA.
Later it was concluded that the woman had been raped by one of the caregivers in the house where she was lying.