Miracle Baby Brought Back to Life by Mom’s Hug Turns 2 (VIDEO)

jamie and emily oggEmily and Jamie OggWarning: If you're feeling at all emotionally vulnerable right now, this story will make you cry. Not in a bad way -- not at all! This story has a happier ending than most fairy tales, even. But phew! Just be prepared.

Twins Jamie and Emily Ogg were born prematurely, at 27 weeks. Within moments, doctors gave mom Kate and dad David the most devastating news imaginable: Jamie had died.

Heartbroken, Kate wanted to hold her baby. Nurses laid his limp little body on Kate's bare chest, giving her a chance to say goodbye ...

But in 5 minutes, that "goodbye" turned into a "hello."

Jamie started moving. At first, doctors said his movements were reflexive -- he wasn't really alive. But Kate kept on cuddling her son, and soon he was opening his eyes and taking drops of breastmilk from Kate's finger.

Kate's hugs brought Jamie back to life! Crazy as it sounds, there is science to back up this miracle: Skin-to-skin contact between parents and newborns, also known as "kangaroo care," is proven to be beneficial, though most hospitals don't encourage the practice (perhaps they should!).


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witch... witchkiss

I remember reading this when I was pregnant and I cried then...won't this time...nope.

katyq katyq

im starting to cry....what a miracle

joyan... joyannna1

I am not pregnant but it still brought tears of joy to my eyes! More hospitals should allow moms to hold newborns on their chests no matter what! Gives both the moms and the baby's the closeness that they need after going through birth!

hotrd... hotrdumommy

Not crying but a beautiful story none the less. My daughters were both born at 34 weeks and I used Kangaroo Care with both of them. My oldest was able to come home the same day I did and my youngest came home a week after I did. More hospitals should encourage Kangaroo Care when it is possible.

nonmember avatar whatever

This just goes to show how clinical childbirth and care have become. It angers me more than upsets me. A miracle? No probably not, it is probably perfectly normal but we don't know about it because we have become too clinical in our dealing with childbirth.

eeyore13 eeyore13

^^I agree!!  When I had my twins there wasn't encouragement to do anything but bottle feed them despite my continuously telling them I was breastfeeding.  The lactation consultant (who had nursed her own twins) was used as a regular nurse and was not allowed to be assigned to my room even though she asked to be and would instead sneak into my room to help with getting us used to it.  I totally understand why so many moms are opting for dulas and/or giving birth at home.

Mommy... Mommy_Love0411

This is amazing. Nothing compares to a mother's love. It's unseen. I loved this article.

joeln... joelnterry

What an inspiration! 

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