Miraculous: Woman gives birth in coma; meets son after 4 months!

On regaining consciousness, when Bannan saw her son, she thought he was her nephew. Then her family explained the reality to her.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Apr 22, 2017, 15:11 PM IST
Miraculous: Woman gives birth in coma; meets son after 4 months!
Image courtesy: Cesar Bannan/Facebook

New Delhi: Amelia Bannan, a pregnant 34-year-old female police officer in Argentina went into coma on November 1, 2016 after a car accident.

The coma, however, didn't stop her pregnancy from moving along and she gave birth to a baby boy, Santino, by cesarean section a few hours before Christmas and in perfect health.

During the first part of 2017, "she moved sometimes, made signs of waking up," said her brother Cesar.

"Last Thursday, during Holy Week, we were in her room at the clinic, and we heard someone say 'Yes.' We approached her. It was a very moving moment."

On November 1, Bannan and her colleagues – including the father of her child, also a police officer – were in an accident in their service vehicle. Bannan was gravely injured

Bannan's sister Norma "took care of Santino. And every day at 6:00 pm, she brought the baby to Amelia," said brother Cesar.

On regaining consciousness, when Bannan saw her son, she thought he was her nephew. Then her family explained the reality to her.

Bannan gradually began to remember what happened to her. At first, speaking in a confused manner, she eventually made herself understood, her brother said.

"The doctors said that Amelia has defied all scientific logic, that her case is truly a miracle," said Cesar, who is also a cop.

"Amelia is young, and despite the traumatic brain injury she suffered, she is surprising us," said neurosurgeon Marcelo Ferreira, who is treating her.

"She still has a lot to give. She needs time, and everyone needs to be patient."

(With AFP inputs)