Create: 02/15/2017 - 12:39
A mother and her unborn baby were miraculously saved after they both died during labour. Michelle Santiago, 27, suffered a sudden heart attack from severe pre-eclampsia and died on a waiting room bed in Guararapes Memorial hospital in Recife, north east Brazil, earlier this year.
Surgeons made the split-second decision to perform an emergency Caesarean with a scalpel and without anaesthetic on her lifeless body, right where she lay. They delivered the baby, but the child had apparently died in the womb at the same time as her mother.