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Posted by zeakster on January 1, 2010

Believers would call it a Christmas miracle: A mother dies in labor on Christmas Eve. Her child is stillborn. Then, minutes later, both of them come miraculously back to life.

All this happened last Thursday night in a Colorado hospital, according to the Associated Press.

Tracy Hermanstorfer had stopped breathing during labor at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs.

“She had no signs of life. No heartbeat, no blood pressure, she wasn’t breathing,” Dr. Stephanie Martin, a maternal fetal medicine specialist at the hospital, told the AP.

The baby boy, who was delivered by Cesarean section, “was basically limp, with a very slow heart rate,” Martin said.

Hermanstorfer, 35, had arrived at the hospital with her husband Mike, 37, and appeared normal – at first. During the prep for childbirth the woman began to feel sleepy and laid back in her bed.

“She literally stopped breathing and her heart stopped,” said her husband.

Doctors and nurses tried feverishly to revive her, to no avail.

“I was holding her hand when we realized she was gone,” Hermanstorfer told the Associated Press. “My entire life just rolled out.”

The doctors told the husband they would then take his son out, as they could not revive the mother.

“They handed him to me, he’s absolutely lifeless,” Hermanstorfer said.

But the doctors worked on him, and suddenly he came to.

“His life began in my hands,” Hermanstorfer said. “That’s a feeling like no other.”

Soon after, Tracy Hermanstorfer’s pulse returned, even though she had no heartbeat for roughly four minutes.

Later, she had no memory of the events.

“I just felt like I was asleep,” she told the AP. “I’m like, ‘holy cow, what it that bad?”

There is no clear medical explanation for Hermanstorfer and her son’s recoveries, Dr. Martin told the AP.

“We did a thorough evaluation and can’t find anything that explains why this happened,” she said.

The couple, and their healthy child, Coltyn, went home Monday to Security, 65 miles south of Denver.


One Response to “A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE?”

  1. kainoa said

    my sister had suffered two misscarraiges and was on her way to having a third her womb then closed up the doctor said it was the first time he ever saw that happen we also suffered a miscarraige my wife was told she was not ovulating properly and needed hormones yet she is again pregnant we are all believers in the creator of all and his son jesus people can explain alot of how things are in science but rarely give an in depth answer to why….. the why something happens in my mind is more important because it gives purpose if not hire someone to dig a hole and put the dirt back into that hole sounds easy right? Keep having them do that and see how long it takes for them to mentally break its because meaninglesness demoralizes people is there a wonder why drug and alchohol use is so prevalent? And yes i believe the instance above was a miracle

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