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Newborn's cries wake mum from coma

“They think that me hearing her subconsciously gave my body and my subconscious a reason to fight.”

A North Carolina mum who was in a coma for a week after giving birth was woken up by her baby’s cry.
Shelly Cawley went in for an emergency caesarean but after giving birth to a healthy baby, Rylan, she suffered a blot clot, fluid in her lungs and was struggling to get oxygen to her brain.
She was put straight into a coma, with her husband, Jeremy, telling WCNC-TV it seemed “as if she was done fighting.”
However, nurses decided to attempt reversing a theory which helps unite newborns with their mothers.
"We knew skin to skin contact is very beneficial to an infant, so we thought, why not try it for a mum," nurse Ashley Manus told WCNC-TV.
They needed Rylan to cry, but the newborn went straight to sleep.
"We were poking and tickling to get Rylan to make some noises but she was so happy that wasn't happening right away," said Jeremy.
Eventually Rylan cried and the nurses instantly saw a “spike in my vitals” says Ms Cawley now.
“They think that me hearing her subconsciously gave my body and my subconscious a reason to fight,” she told Fox 46.
Within a few days Ms Cawley awoke to meet the child she fought so hard for.

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