Just after giving birth to twins – a boy and a girl- Kate Ogg and her husband, David Ogg, received a dreadful news that one of their newborns struggled to breathe, and pronounced dead by the doctors. An attempt to say her last goodbye, Kate held her lifeless son- 3 months premature weighing 2lb- against her skin.
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She gently tap her baby’s back as she and her husband talk to their son how loved he was. 2 hours later, Baby Jamie began showing signs of life, although, doctors insisted that these small movements were normal reflexes and that the baby is still dead. As time pass little Jamie continue to make small movements, so Kate decided to put breast milk on her finger and nurse it to her son. Jamie sucks his mom’s finger, a little later after that he opened his eyes. Surprised with what happened, the couple called doctor back into the room and this time, in complete shock, the doctor realized that he is witnessing something that even he cannot explain either.
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‘I thought, “Oh my God, what’s going on”,’ said Mrs Ogg. ‘A short time later he opened his eyes. It was a miracle. Then he held out his hand and grabbed my finger. ‘He opened his eyes and moved his head from side to side. The doctor kept shaking his head saying, “I don’t believe it, I don’t believe it”.’
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Studies have shown that skin-to-skin contact, also known in Australia as “Kangaroo care”, allows premature and low-weight infants to maintain higher oxygen saturation after birth. Also it allows the infants to have lower infection rates, less severe illness, improved sleep patterns and are at reduced risk of hypothermia. The term Kangaroo care technique is named after the way kangaroos hold their young in a pouch next to their bodies. By this, the mother kangaroo acts as incubator to keep their young warm, fed and stimulated.
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