Do you believe in miracles? A newborn baby baffled hospital staff when she sprang to life minutes after being pronounced legally dead — but her startled mother thinks a dose of divinity was just what the doctor ordered.
“All I can say is, hand of God,” Robin Cyr told Metro Halifax. “That’s what everyone’s saying, she’s here for a reason. God brought her back for a reason.”
Just after giving birth, about 3 a.m. Saturday, Cyr was told that her nine pound-14 ounce baby girl got stuck in the birth canal during delivery at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, N.S., Canada.
The heartbroken mother, 34, sat staring her child for 25 minutes hoping for a sign of life, before the baby was declared dead and taken from the room, according to the Nova Scotia news site.
“My aunt was there, and it’s a blessing because her prayers are very deep and strong,” said Cyr. “When she started praying, my baby came back.”
A nurse hurried into the room, almost speechless, and said the baby was breathing. The surgeon was stumped.