Mom Grieving the Death of Her Newborn Gets a Miracle She Never Expected

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newborn feetDo you believe in miracles? If not, then you just might be a bit more open to the possibility of divine intervention after hearing about a newborn baby girl who came back from the dead.

Yasmin Gomes was born alive in Brazil, but shortly after her mother delivered, she stopped breathing and was eventually pronounced dead after doctors were unable to resuscitate her. The baby was even issued a death certificate -- but one of the nurses who was present for the birth just couldn't bring herself to take the child to the morgue.

Instead, she put her tiny body in a box and left her in the hospital chapel. And here's where the miracle plays in.

Three hours after being left in the chapel, baby Yasmin's grandmother came to pick her up and take her to the morgue -- and the baby suddenly started kicking her legs. And when she opened her eyes, it was clear that she was very much alive, after somehow managing to come back from the dead.

Ok, so I know what you're thinking -- the baby was probably clinging to life after the birth and doctors and nurses somehow didn't pick up on her vital signs. Believe it or not, they insist that the baby was deceased. The nurse who brought her to the chapel even recalls Yasmin being "blue all over" and "completely dead."

Good grief. Can you even imagine the range of emotions this baby's mother went through over the course of those few hours? Her child was born alive, then stopped breathing -- and she was forced to face the reality that she'd never get to hold her in her arms, rock her to sleep, and watch her grow up. And then in a matter of three hours, she got the shock of her life after being told that Yasmin was indeed alive. I'm sure pure joy and elation doesn't even begin to explain how she must have felt in that moment.

And I guess it really shouldn't come as a huge surprise that Yasmin's parents decided to change their daughter's name to Victoria, meaning victory. If coming back from the dead isn't the definition of that word, I really don't know what is.

This little girl must have survived the impossible for a reason, and it's obvious that she was meant to live a long, happy life on this earth. But man, what a story she'll have to tell people as she grows up.

Do you think this baby really came back from the dead, or did doctors make a mistake in thinking she had passed?


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Jespren Jespren

There is a paramedics saying 'you're not dead until you're cold and dead'. There are enough occurances of people coming back from medically verified 'true death' there is even a medical term for it 'lazarath syndrome'. As to whether this is divide miracle, divine intervention, unexplained physiological occurance, or some mix of any/all of the above I think is something we can't justly say for sure. But if it was my family member, pretty sure I'd be praising God for the miracle.

IHear... IHeartCake

No one can come back from the dead.  But you can appear deceased and be blue and still be alive.  I wonder how much time the parents spent holding and cuddling her after she was pronounced dead.  This reminds me of the case on here recently of the baby who was pronounced, the most spend a few hours holding him on her chest and talking to him, and he started moving around and opening his eyes.  He had been showing signs of life, like his legs spasming, but the doctor thought it was a reflex.  These cases make it clear we need better technology to determine if a newborn actually has a faint heartbeat, etc. 

.LoVe... .LoVeMyBuG.

This really makes me wonder how many babies/people have been buried alive, thought to be dead. I couldn't imagine. 

Choco... Chocodoxies

Is it just me, what does Brazil have this kind of stuff happen often?

nonmember avatar Kristi

Chocodoxies--you typed the words right off my keyboard!!

Samantha N Kevin

I'd be more impressed if this happened in the US. Seriously how many babies are buried alive in other countries with less adequate medical care?

Linda Hill Hibdon

Samantha N Kevin... I peeked at your profile, because for some reason your post on the miracle of the baby coming back to life, had my profile pic by your comment...anyway I peeked at your profile, and your children are ADORABLE!!!! Still not sure why my grandson's pic showed on your post...but you do have some super cute kids!!!

Millie Hughes

God saved her for some reason.

Mary Bare

don't under estimate the power of our Lord and Saviour..that baby was not meant to die.. God has a plan for that child..just watch out and God bless the parents..they have a second chance...

Megan Reid

does not surprise me at all. God is good.Nothing is impossible in the hands of the lord.

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