'Stillborn' Baby Found Alive in Coffin
Baby showed no signs of life, but 12 hours later was fine
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 11, 2012 12:50 AM CDT
A nurse looks after a premature newborn in Cuba. Another preemie in Argentina was mistakenly declared dead, and placed in a coffin, where her grieving parents discovered she was alive.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – A premature baby pronounced stillborn was found alive and well 12 hours later—in her coffin in the hospital morgue, reports the BBC. Analia Bouter was six months pregnant when she gave birth in a northern Argentina hospital, but the baby showed no signs of life. "That night I went with my husband to where the coffin was and he opened it up," she told reporters. "Immediately I heard her cry." Because of the unusual birth, the couple has named the baby Luz Milagros—or "light miracle."

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Apr 11, 2012 11:09 PM CDT
The Hudson River landing? Not a miracle. The survival of everyone in North Texas after the tornadoes last week? Not a miracle. The survival of a stillborn baby who spent twelve hours in a refrigerated coffin? *That* IS a miracle. Congrats, miracle baby. Best of luck to the family.
Apr 11, 2012 9:00 PM CDT
Amazing! God Bless the little one!
Apr 11, 2012 6:42 PM CDT
Mayo Dios siempre está con este ángel pequeño May God always be with this littl angel