'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

(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."

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.
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)
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