渐冻人妈妈剖腹产子 Mom with Lou Gehrig's disease gives birth to baby
A 26-year-old woman with the rare(罕见的) Lou Gehrig's disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, has given birth to a baby(生孩子) via(通过) cesarean section(刨腹产), the second time someone with this illness(疾病) has done so in China.
The mother, who only gave her surname Tian, cannot move(不能活动) most(大部分) of her body(身体), except her right fingers(右手手指) to a small extent(小范围), as the disease attacks nerve cells that control muscles(肌肉).
She entered the hospital(医院) in Taiyuan(太原), capital of Shanxi province, on May 2, when she was already 38 weeks pregnant(怀孕). The next day, she went into the operating room at 8:45 am and her son came into the world about an hour later.
The baby boy weighs(重) 2.9 kilograms and is healthy. He will undergo(进行) further genetic testing(基因检测) to determine if he has inherited(遗传) the disease from his mother.
The baby was named Miduo(米多), literally meaning "an abundance of millet". "They hope the boy could earn himself a living in the future," said Tian's mother-in-law.
The couple lead a hard life, as Tian helps process photos for others and her husband is a blind masseuse.
[hǎn jiàn de] 罕见的 rare
[jí bìng] 疾病 illness
[shēn tǐ] 身体 body
[shǒu zhǐ] 手指 finger
[jī ròu] 肌肉 muscle
[yī yuàn] 医院 hospital
[jī yīn] 基因 genetic
[jiǎn cè] 检测 test
[yí chuán] 遗传 inherit
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<动词 v.> give birth to; bear; (of animal) breed
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These are new-laid eggs.
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These dates are produced in Iraq.
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This mobile phone is made in China.
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The apple trees give a high yield this year.
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