It was a final chance to say goodbye for grieving mother Kate Ogg after doctors gave up hope of saving her premature baby. She tearfully told her lifeless son - born at 27 weeks weighing 2lb - how much she loved him and cuddled him tightly, not wanting to let him go. Although little Jamie's twin sister Emily had been delivered successfully, doctors had given Mrs Ogg the news all mothers dread - that after 20 minutes of battling to get her son to breathe, they had declared him dead.

Having given up on a miracle, Mrs Ogg unwrapped the baby from his blanket and held him against her skin. And then an extraordinary thing happened. After two hours of being hugged, touched and spoken to by his mother, the little boy began showing signs of life.

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Just goes to show us all that sometimes mother instincts are best. Medical care would be much improved if they spent less time convincing women that when there's a conflict between their intuition and the doctor's, the doctor "knows best" because he or she has been to med school. More attention needs to be paid to the benefits of Kangaroo care, too.
Love this, its truly amazing!
Mothers instinct are best
I watched this on the news the other night and all I could think of was how traumatic the story must be to other women who were given their "dead" wriggling babies to hold before they were taken away to die or to have their organs harvested. I shudder to think how may perfectly good babies have been thrown out. I hope that this results in some practice changes, yet have little faith.
What a touching story. just goes to show how powerful a mother's loving touch is.



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