Baby Declared Dead by Doctors Is Born Alive (VIDEO)

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Noah Ignacio GuzmanLittle Noah Ignacio Guzman is being called a Thanksgiving miracle. And whether you believe in miracles or not, there's no denying it's a pretty incredible story.

It started on Thanksgiving Day when his mother, Jocelyn Robinson, was rushed to the hospital with severe bleeding and complications from placenta previa. According to ABC 7, after doctors performed an ultrasound, they delivered the devastating news -- her baby had died in utero. There was no heartbeat, and they would have to perform surgery to remove the baby and save Jocelyn's life.

It was during that surgery, however, that they got an incredible and wonderful surprise.

Doctors heard the baby they thought was dead gasp. Then he did it again. They realized he was alive, and they went into action immediately to deliver him.

Shortly thereafter, Noah entered the world, weighing 4 pounds, 13 ounces. While he's in intensive care, he's alive; and his parents, understandably are ecstatic. "I'm very, very blessed -- I really, really am....God heard my prayers," said the baby's mother, Jocelyn Robinson.

Doctors agree. "It's a miracle -- you can't say anything other than that," said Dr. Kimberly Sampson of Sinai Medical Group.

It's hard to imagine the extreme range of emotions that family felt in such a short period of time, but ultimately they got a happy ending. I hate that my skeptical side gets in the way and wonders if it wasn't an initial medical error that missed the heartbeat. But regardless, the outcome is wonderful and amazing, and I'd much rather chalk it up to a miracle than anything else too. The fact that it all happened on Thanksgiving just makes it even more amazing, and I'm sure they'll be extra thankful for this little guy always. 

Do you think this was a miracle?


Image via ABC7

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Flori... Floridamom96

Is this a miracle? Nah. It was a mistake, an honest mistake. There are limits to what doctors can know. They are just human beings just like the rest of us. That being said, I wholeheartedly believe in miracles. They happen every day.


That error could have cost the baby its life.

areyo... areyouatroll

That's why I believe there should be second and third opinions ...and also time before surgery or inducing a miscarriage.

nonmember avatar Cass

Areyouatroll, waiting is exactly what cost that woman in Ireland her life. Dead tissue will start to rot and poison the host. In this case, they took the appropriate action based on the information they had.

Flori... Floridamom96

I did not mean to insinuate that this was not wonderful. I am very happy that this baby survived and I wish the family the best as they begin this long journey.

Flori... Floridamom96

That's true, Kristal, but it would still have not made the doctors negligent. Just because someone has a bad medical outcome does not mean the doctors involved did anything wrong. There are things they can't know. They aren't omniscient. 

MomLi... MomLily67

I almost had a necessary abortion because one doctor said  my baby , or " the product", had no heartbeat. I was very sick, and dehydrated. Don't know why,but I decided to call my other OB/GYN who said he needed to see me, so I went, he did a vaginal US and there was a heartbeat!!  the next day he perfomed another one, and she was alive, was about  5 weeks pregnant. Mistakes happen, but also miracles.

nanny... nannyleigh

What a lovely storey! I'm so glad there was a happy ending to this as so often it ends badly! And the baby was born on my Birthday too :-)

Craft... CraftyJenna

This baby was alive in utero and premature via c-section. This is malpractice, not a miracle. 

Anita Fisher Bright

glad to see a life daughter Allison Kaye Phillips didnt get that chance...she was born at UAB one of the premire hospitals in birmingham 200 weeks,.,,she survived only an hour and a half because i was on week later there was a story in the birmingham news about a baby surviving her gestational age the same as hers but she had full coverage insurance..they let my baby die because i was on medicaid...i will never believe sucks...and im ashamed of UAB today..and this was almost 20 years ago!!

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