Ruby Graupera-Cassimiro, a mother of two, had just come out of a c-section procedure to deliver her new daughter. Then suddenly, she lost consciousness. She was suffering from a rare complication called an amniotic fluid embolism, in which the fluid that surrounds the baby in the womb enters the mother’s blood stream. The condition can cause life-threatening blood clots.
Ruby’s heart stopped beating, and continued to be lifeless for 45 minutes, while doctors and nurses began CPR and used defibrillator pads to revive her.
Just when the doctors were about to declare Ruby dead, the monitor picked up a heart beat, followed by another and another. Ruby was spontaneously resuscitated after 3 hours of being unconscious. She was taken off life support a day later, and was discharged in stable condition with her newborn. Ruby did not suffer any brain or physical injuries from the ordeal.