Yasmin’s body was in a box in the chapel until 2pm, when her grandmother arrived with the owner of a funeral parlour who is also a family friend carrying the baby’s coffin. But as soon as they went to pick her up, the newborn kicked a leg, shocking new reports have revealed.
Yasmin Gomes was pronounced dead after she stopped breathing immediately after birth, hospital record showed. On Tuesday morning at the Lincoln Graca hospital, doctors unsuccessfully tried to revive the baby several times but she was finally declared dead at 11am, and a death certificate issued.
Three hours later she was placed in a box and left in the chapel at the hospital in Londrina, south Brazil, by a nurse who “couldn’t face sending her to the morgue”, according to reports.
When the new born’s grieving grandmother arrived with a mortician to pick up her body for burial they were stunned when Yasmin opened her eyes.
“At first I couldn’t believe it, we couldn’t accept that it could happen. Then we saw that she was breathing. We hugged each other and started to shout, ‘she’s alive, she’s alive’. It was a miracle,”baby’s grandmother Elza Silva told Brazil’s Globo G1 website.