One-in-a-million

Remember my story about the woman back from dead?

Well, here’s the sequel

A pregnant woman who made a full recovery despite being clinically dead for 30 minutes has given birth to a healthy baby boy.

Miracle mother Catherine Curran (40), of Malahide, Co. Dublin, gave birth to a strapping 5lbs 11oz boy on April 19 after being in labour for just two-and-a-half hours.

The mother-of-three went without oxygen for 30 minutes and was given the last rites after suffering cardiac arrest due to Sudden Adult Death Syndrome in the early stages of her pregnancy last September .

But the baby is perfectly healthy. “We named him Matthew — which means a ‘gift from God’ — because we thought it was very appropriate,” Mrs Curran said last night.

UCD’s Dr Gerry Bury said Mrs Curran’s remarkable recovery and the healthy birth of her baby were “astonishingly rare”. “You wouldn’t be wrong calling it one in a million,” he said.

Information source:  Independent.ie

9 Responses to One-in-a-million

  1. Another boy wonder – what a lovely story.

  2. Grannymar says:

    It is great to read of a good news story! Congrats to all concerned!

  3. Steph says:

    Eager Ropes Reader (aka Annb) – 😀

    Grannymar – My thoughts exactly. I don’t usually use my blog to reproduce newspaper articles but this story stands out for it’s good news, twice over! Mother and baby are both perfect despite the odds.

  4. Baino says:

    Awww well it was meant to be. Nice when something turns out alright on the night.

  5. Nancy says:

    Thanks for the update on this wonderfully upbeat story.

    Matthew is, indeed, a MIRACLE BABY……

  6. Steph says:

    Baino and Nancy – T’was my pleasure. It’s nice to be able to bring you some good news for a change 😉

  7. suzanne nolan says:

    my husband was part ot that rescue…. so delighted it turned out all good xx

  8. Steph says:

    Suzanne – Hello! It’s lovely to hear from you.

    Please convey my congratulations to your husband for his part in this amazing story.

    As both my husband and son are involved in the rescue services (Coast Guard), I’ve a real appreciation of what it means to get a good outcome.

    The survival of Matthew and his mum, gave a welcome lift to all our hearts in the midst of so much woe in the world today.

    Thanks for visiting.

  9. magnumlady says:

    Wow an amazing story.

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