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Baby born in Harlow despite not breathing for first 23 minutes

News / Mon 10th Mar 2014 am31 10:12am

A BABY born in Harlow has survived despite not breathing for the first 23 minutes of her life.

Beatrix Richards had to be resuscitated, but just at the moment when guidelines recommend resuscitation ends, the consultant at the Princess Alexandra hospital, decided to give it one more go.

She started to breathe and now 8 weeks old is back home in Bishop’s Stortford.

She still has a tiny bleed on her brain, caused by the lack of oxygen when she was born, the long-term implications of which are unknown, but the outlook is very good.

The family are now fundraising for both the Princess Alexandra hospital in Essex and St Thomas’s Hospital in London where she was transferred to at just a few hours old.

All photos credit: beatrixRichards family

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