Thursday, August 26, 2010
Mom Cuddles Tiny Baby 'Back To Life'
An Australian mom who was told her baby had passed brought her baby back to life by doing skin to skin with him.
When Jamie and Emily Ogg arrived on March 25 at 27 weeks gestation Doctors gave little Jamie Ogg no chance of survival even though he weighed just over 2 lbs.
His twin sister Emily had survived but Jamie was declared dead by the doctor who delivered him after 20 minutes battling to get him to breathe.
He was handed to his mother Kate so she and her partner David could grieve and say her goodbyes.
The new mom placed him on her chest and after two hours of being spoken to, touched cuddled and held by his mum he began showing signs of life.
Kate spoke about the night to an Australian talk show yesterday saying,
'He wasn't moving at all and we just started talking to him. We told him what his name was and that he had a sister.Kangaroo care, which is what the mom did, is one of the most significant ways to bond with a premature baby. The warmth of the moms body paired with the soothing sounds of her heartbeat have been know to reduce anxiety, regulate breathing and help babies grow faster. In this case Kate's body acted link an incubator to keep the baby warm, which stabilized his heart rate and helped him to breathe.
Now the tiny baby is home from the hospital and doing well. The doctor who looked after the baby refused to be interviewed by the TV show.
posted by Growing Your Baby at 8/26/2010 10:36:00 am