Argentinian parents find their “stillborn” baby alive in coffin at morgue

Analia Bouter, the mother, is probably happy she listened to her heart

Analia Bouter, the mother, is probably happy she listened to her heart

An Argentinian couple devastated by the apparent “stillborn” birth of their youngest child, saved the baby when they found she was actually alive in a tiny coffin in the morgue.

Analia Bouter, the mother, said she wanted to see her baby since she hadn’t in the hospital. Heavily sedated she wanted to say goodbye to the child she was greiving.

When her and her husband went to the morgue, they found their daughter was already laid in her resting place – a tiny coffin nailed shut, waiting to be buried.

Unable to say goodbye until she say her baby, Bouter got her husband to pry open the coffin and that’s when their biggest dreams and worst fears were realized. The baby inside was still alive.

Born three months premature, the baby was declared still born and immediately taken to the morgue. According to Bouter, hospital officials never showed her the baby so 12 hours after the birth, her and her husband, Fabian Veron, went to the morgue to say goodbye. That’s when their prayers were answered in a way that made them realize how close they were to really losing their infant.

Vernon explains the events to media:

“The baby was there and they put the little casket on a stretcher. We looked for a bar to prise it open. The casket was nailed shut… I started to prise, took a deep breath and took the top off. My wife was the first one to look at the body and she uncovered it slowly.

“She saw the little hand and then uncovered the face. That’s when it let the first little cry out. My wife jumped back, like saying, ‘This must be my imagination’… “I went back to look again and she was moving. So I started to uncover the face and it was like she was just getting up, waking up.”

Officials are investigating the incident and the family have named their fifth child Luz Milagros – which means Miracle’s Light. And if it wasn’t for a mother’s instinct telling her she needed to see her baby, this story would have been a tragedy. Luckily it’s didn’t.  Source.

There’s something to be said about a mother’s instinct.



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    13 April 2012 at 7:58 am
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