Mother who fell into a 23-day coma wakes up after newborn is placed in her arms

Monica Otayza
Oct 30, 2018
03:38 P.M.
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Miracles really do happen, and this was proven when a mother who was in a 23-day coma was awakened when her newborn son was placed in her arms. 


The 28-year-old suffers from epilepsy and was 37 weeks pregnant when she was rushed to the nearest hospital after suffering from an acute seizure. Since her confinement, she has not woken up for 23 long days, not until her newborn baby son was placed in her arms. 

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What made the sight even more amazing, was that the mother had no memory of giving birth, and the mother-of-three cherished the moment that she held her son for the first time. 

According to an interview with Parent 24, an argument with her husband triggered the seizure, and it threatened her life and her child's life, as this seizure lowered the oxygen flow to her brain and womb during that time. 


Doctors at the Ceara Assis Chateaubriand Maternity Hospital in Fortaleza, Brazil, put the pregnant mother under an anesthesia and performed an emergency Caesarean in order to save the baby. 

Right after starting the procedure, complications heightened, which forced doctors to put her in a medically-induced coma which lasted for 23-days. 

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Their son Victor weighed only 2.1 kilograms at birth, and had a weak immune and respiratory system due to his mom taking epilepsy medication during her pregnancy. He was sent to neonatal care and stayed there for almost a week before entering the semi-intensive care unit. For all of those days, he had no maternal contact at all. 

While Amanda was motionless and could not hold up her son, the nurse wrapped the baby around the mother's arms to help her cradle him on her chest. 


The moment the baby's skin touched hers, she began to cry and produce milk, and her heartbeat even quickened. 

"Her response was immediate. After 23 days in a coma her reaction was inexplicable. We never expected such a quick change and everyone in the medical team wept with happiness and relief.”

After twenty days since the miraculous moment, Amanda and Victor were discharged for the hospital and now live healthily with the rest of their family.


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