Watch the amazing video of a mother’s hug reviving her ‘clinically dead’ newborn son

A year ago we told you the amazing news of ‘miracle’ baby Jamie, whose mother ‘revived’ him after he was pronounced dead at birth.


by Jack White |
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Kate and David Ogg thought they had lost one of their twins when he was born 27 weeks prematurely but, amazingly, as Kate hugged him and spoke to him, with doctors telling her he was dead, Jamie woke up.

Doctors, unable to believe Jamie had come back to life, told Kate not to get her hopes up and that it was just a reflex. Undeterred, Kate put some breast milk on her finger, held it to Jamie’s lips and he began to drink.

“It was the worst feeling I’ve ever felt. I unwrapped Jamie from his blanket. He was very limp"

Speaking on a US chat show, the Ogg’s recalled the moment they thought they’d lost Jamie.

Kate said: “It was the worst feeling I’ve ever felt. I unwrapped Jamie from his blanket. He was very limp. “I took my gown off and arranged him on my chest with his head over my arm and just held him. He wasn’t moving at all and we just started talking to him. We told him what his name was and that he has a sister.

Kate 'revived' baby Jamie with her touch
Kate 'revived' baby Jamie with her touch

“Jamie occasionally gasped for air, which doctors said was a reflex action. But then I felt him move as if he were startled, then he started gasping more and more regularly.”

Kate then gave Jamie the breast milk before he started breathing, shocking the doctors.

Kate said: “The doctor kept shaking his head, saying, ‘I don’t believe it, I don’t believe it. We had to persuade him to come back into the room and look at him because he was convinced the baby was dead.”

David added: “Luckily I’ve got a very strong, very smart wife. She instinctively did what she did. If she hadn’t done that, Jamie probably wouldn’t be here.”

Now watch the video of what doctors called a medical miracle: the moment when baby Jamie opened his eyes.

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