My mom was telling me about a story they had on GMA the other morning. A woman was 6 months pregnant and had a brain aneurysm. They kept her alive to get the baby to a place where they could deliver. The husband/father was talking about how he had to prepare for a death and a birth at the same time. I'll see if I can find the story and share a link.
I find it an amazing story of love, sadness, and the power of the human body.
ETA: Here's the link: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=3179755&page=1