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Mother dies, delivers normal baby, and comes back to life

HOUSTON: In a miracle, a 36-week pregnant American woman, who was technically dead as her heart had stopped, has delivered a ‘normal’ baby.

In February, Erica Nigrelli, a teacher at Elkins High School in Missouri City, was taking a  class  when she passed out. Her colleagues immediately grabbed her. They kept her alive until paramedics arrived and rushed her to a hospital.

Erica’s husband, Nathan, also a teacher at the school, was just two floors down. He rushed  into the room. ‘I opened the door and walked in. Erica was lying on the floor, she was foaming and making gurgling sounds and just staring up. She was having a seizure! The baby’s due in three weeks!’
By the time 32-year-old Erica was rushed to the hospital, doctors could not find a pulse. Her  heart had stopped. Doctors delivered the baby by emergency cesarean section. Technically, it was a postmortem delivery because Erica’s heart was not beating, reports said. But then something remarkable happened. The doctors turned to Erica and soon her heart started  beating again. Now three months later, doctors said her baby, Elayna, is getting healthier.

‘She’s a normal baby. It’s a miracle considering how Elayna came into this world,’ doctors said, adding Erica technically died, gave birth, and was brought back to life.
‘Nine out of 10 times most people die from the initial collapse. It was literally a ticking time bomb, it just happened when I was 36 weeks pregnant,’ said Erica.

Now, the mother and the baby are both home and doing great, the report said.
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