Mom Brings Baby Back to Life with a Hug Photo: Christine VanCleaver
There’s nothing like a mother’s touch, right? Well in this case it was life-saving. According to Today.com, Australian mom Kate Ogg’s newborn, premature son Jamie had been pronounced dead after doctors tried to resuscitate him, but when Ogg held him to say goodbye he was revived.
Ogg, who was carrying twins, had gone into labor at 27 weeks and when they babies were delivered, Jamie wasn’t breathing and it seemed as if only his twin sister Emily survived. But nurses put him on Ogg’s chest, and after five minutes, he started moving. Doctors had told Ogg and her husband that it was just a reflex, but he kept moving -- for two hours. Then, finally the docs accepted he’d been revived. But how exactly? Experts say that when an infant has skin-to-skin contact with his mother or father (a.k.a. kangaroo care), it simulates a comforting environment (like being in the womb) by generating heat and hearing mom’s heartbeat helps baby feel safe.
And now, Jamie’s a healthy five-month-old. What a miracle!
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