NEWS 8 – She is being called a “Miracle Baby” after being brought into this world under the most unusual circumstances – birthed in a hospital morgue 8 hours after her and her mother’s body were confirmed to be dead. It all began when 24-year-old mother to be Shelley Winston was driving down an icy Boston, Massachusetts road last week. Tragically, her car slid off of the highway and was mangled in the wreckage. Winston and her 32 week unborn child were pronounced dead at the scene.
Winston’s body was transported to the hospital morgue where she was awaiting her pending autopsy. Pathologist Robyn Mills described the shocking moment right before the exam. “I attempted removed the subject from the drawer and when I did, what I saw made me gasp,” said medical examiner Mills. “I looked inside the drawer as I reached to pull her out, and I saw movement underneath the sheet which was covering the corpse. It was the baby kicking around violently in her stomach! As if it was trying to escape. I immediately cut open her stomach in a C-section type delivery. The baby was miraculously back from the dead. It can only be documented as a miracle!”
The baby was immediately transported to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) where she is listed in critical condition. Doctors at the hospital that initially confirmed the death of a mother and fetus say they cannot explain how the baby could possibly be alive. However, they hope that Winston’s autopsy and further examination of the infant will give them more clues to what may have caused this to happen.