Baby Girl Awakens One Day After Being Declared Stillborn

Published June 19, 2008

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A baby girl born in Mumbai, India, on Monday was diagnosed stillborn but astonished her family by gurgling as they took her to the cemetery the next day, BBC News reported.

Hospital authorities ordered an inquiry to determine if the medical staff acted negligently in its diagnosis.

The baby girl was delivered during a complicated labor at seven months gestation, the report said.

The child's 30-year-old mother suffered life-threatening convulsions and high blood pressure over the weekend and was prescribed "powerful medicines" for the conditions. She later delivered the baby, who was "limp" at birth, prompting hospital staff to declare her stillborn.

The baby’s condition is believed to have resulted from the medications taken by the mother and she likely awoke once the medicine wore off, Suleiman Merchant, acting dean of Sion Hospital, where the child was delivered, told BBC.

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