Medical workers and family members prepare before a Cesarean section for Lyu Yuanfang, a woman with Lou Gehrig's disease, in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 30, 2013. Lyu Yuanfang gave birth to a baby boy Wednesday morning at a hospital in Beijing. Lyu, 31, has Lou Gehrig's disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal, incurable neuromuscular disease that progresses rapidly. Lyu is believed to be the first ALS sufferer to give birth in China. ALS strikes one to three people in every 100,000. Patients progressively lose muscle strength, eventually becoming paralyzed and unable to speak, move, swallow or breathe. British scientist Stephen Hawking is one of the most well-known ALS patients. (Xinhua/Zhang Meng)
China Exclusive: ALS patient gives birth to baby boy
BEIJING, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) -- A woman with Lou Gehrig's disease gave birth to a baby boy Wednesday morning at a hospital in Beijing.
The baby, born at 35 weeks, is in intensive care at the Aviation General Hospital in northern Beijing. Full story