Stillborn baby girl 'frozen' back to life

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A stillborn baby girl was brought back to life after doctors spent 25 minutes reviving her, before 'freezing' her to reduce the risk of brain damage.

Rachel Claxton's placenta ruptured and became detached during baby Ella's delivery ...

'I'd held her for no more than two seconds when the midwife told Jason to pull the emergency cord,' Miss Claxton, 32, said, 'I begged them to tell me what was happening but I already knew she was dead because it had been so long and I still hadn't heard her cry. All of a sudden there were doctors everywhere ...

But just hours later, Ella's parents received further devastating news when doctors told them their daughter had suffered hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy – brain damage caused by lack of oxygen and lack of blood supply. They were told to prepare for the worst, and Ella was ... 'frozen' to reduce the swelling in her brain.

After spending 11 days in hospital, Ella was allowed home, and has continued to thrive. She is now nine-months-old and although has physiotherapy, her brain function is normal ...

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