Mother Brings Baby Back to Life With Two Hours Of Loving Cuddles After Doctors Pronounce Him Dead.


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.

It was a final chance to say goodbye for grieving mother Kate Ogg after doctors gave up hope of saving her premature baby

Awful moment: Kate and David clasp each other and their son Jamie, circled, after being told he did not survive the birth. They were given the child to say their goodbyes but then, miraculously, two hours later he began to show signs of life.

After two hours of being hugged, touched and spoken to by his mother, the little boy began showing signs of life.

At first, it was just a gasp for air that was dismissed by doctors as a reflex action.

But then the startled mother fed him a little breast milk on her finger and he started breathing normally.

‘I thought, “Oh my God, what’s going on”,’ said Mrs Ogg.

‘A short time later he opened his eyes. It was a miracle. Then he held out his hand and grabbed my finger.

‘He opened his eyes and moved his head from side to side. The doctor kept shaking his head saying, “I don’t believe it, I don’t believe it”.’


Proud mum: Kate with son Jamie when they appeared on Australian TVl. The boy was born prematurely with twin sister Emily at 27 weeks

The Australian mother spoke publicly to highlight the importance of skin-on-skin care for sick babies, which is being used at an increasing number of British hospitals.

In most cases, babies are rushed off to intensive care if there is a serious problem during the birth.

But the ‘kangaroo care’ technique, named after the way kangaroos hold their young in a pouch next to their bodies, allows the mother to act as a human incubator to keep babies warm, stimulated and fed.


Pre-term and low birth-weight babies treated with the skin-to-skin method have also been shown to have lower infection rates, less severe illness, improved sleep patterns and are at reduced risk of hypothermia.

Mrs Ogg and her husband David told how doctors gave up on saving their son after a three-hour labor in a Sydney hospital in March.

‘The doctor asked me had we chosen a name for our son,’ said Mrs Ogg. ‘I said, “Jamie”, and he turned around with my son already wrapped up and said, “We’ve lost Jamie, he didn’t make it, sorry”.

‘It was the worse 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 had a sister. We told him the things we wanted to do with him throughout his life.

‘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.

‘I gave Jamie some breast milk on my finger, he took it and started regular breathing.’

Mrs Ogg held her son, now five months old and fully recovered, as she spoke on the Australian TV show Today Tonight.

Her husband 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.’

Source: Dailymail

7 Responses

  1. 5 War Veteran says:

    Thank you for this story. I appreciate it very much. Heart warming stories are much more important than gloom and doom.

  2. Elaine says:

    I guess it was about 20 years ago that I knew this lady…also working on her masters degree in nursing. She experimented with patients as well as children who were VERY ill. She documented the charts after each session of ‘loving the person”… basically, she said all she did was stroke their hair (or brush it if it was possible); stroke their arms tenderly as she talked to them whether they were sleeping or awake.

    She wasn’t allowed to use the term “loving touches.” So? She changed the term to “Tactile Touching.” The human touch, and concern does heal.

    Many hospitals now use “tactile touching” as a therapeutic method. there is a hospital in Dallas, TX in the Cancer ward that uses this method.

    It does work.

  3. doesntmatter says:

    i dont know about the whole bringing back to life part…in this 21st century ppl will do ANYthing for a buck, and i mean ANYTHING (they sold the story the same day, im sure o_o). however, the kangaroo technique only makes sense…and in fact, in most 3rd world countries thats how they carry their babies for the first few years. it feels natural to constantly cuddle your baby to your body for protection, warmth, and care….but this society attempts to strip away every shred of natural humanity we have or had, therefore most babies are disconnected from their mothers right after they are born (its actually traumatic to an infant to be taken away from its mother, poked, prodded, stuck, flip up down and around, and lord dont let them have a hiccup during the poking and prodding, cause then theyre gonna get whisked away for even longer lol…by the time your child gets back to you its dazed, confused, and disconnected, smh) …and some are never given the chance to reconnect.

    and do not think this is done coincidentally, no no…anything that this society implements for the detriment of our well being, was planted a long time ago…we are reaping the last fruitages of those trees.

  4. Adam says:

    Umm…Jesus did that too. 🙂 Sad they don’t give Him the credit for this one. A two hour old baby not breathing nor having a heartbeat that comes alive, I think that defies all medical logic. Last I heard, as precious as a mom’s loving touch is, it’s not enough to raise the dead. In any case I’m glad for this little miracle and I will thank the Lord for it., for them. 🙂

  5. Leo says:

    This is proof that LOVE is the greatest power on earth

    • Elaine says:

      Chinese have been using therapeutic touch for centuries upon centuries.
      And, Jesus touched those who were ill…and they were healed.

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