Newborn pronounced ‘dead’ returns to life

26230808Londrina, Brazil – MR – A baby girl pronounced dead at birth “came back to life” three hours later on the altar of a hospital chapel, it was reported today.
The body of Yasmin Gomes had been placed in a box and left in the chapel at the hospital in Londrina, south Brazil, by a nurse who “couldn’t face sending her to the morgue”, according to reports.
But when the newborn’s grieving grandmother arrived with a mortician to pick up her body for burial they were stunned when the baby suddenly kicked one of her legs, then opened her eyes.
The baby’s grandmother Elza Silva told Brazil’s Globo G1 website: “At first I couldn’t believe it, we couldn’t accept that it could happen.
“Then we saw that she was breathing. We hugged each other and started to shout, ‘she’s alive, she’s alive’. It was a miracle.” Hospital records show Yasmin was born alive after a normal birth on Tuesday morning at the Lincoln Graca hospital, but stopped breathing immediately after birth.
Doctors unsuccessfully tried to revive the baby several times but she was finally declared dead at 11am, and a death certificate issued.
Yasmin’s mother Jenifer da Silva Gomes, 22, told Brazils Tanosite website she was the first to be told that he daughter had died.


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