Pregnant Woman Dies, Gives Birth, And is Brought Back to Life

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 23, 2013   |   11:34AM   |   Missouri City, TX

In an amazing story, a pregnant women from Texas reportedly died, gave birth and then was brought back to life.

Erica Nigrelli, who was 36 weeks pregnant, technically died after she collapsed in a co-worker’s classroom at Elkins High School where she worked in the Houston area. her heart had stopped and co-workers tried CPR and a defibrillator in an attempt to get it going again. They were able to keep her alive until paramedics arrived.

Once at the hospital, Nigrelli gave birth via Caesarian section. But because Nigrelli’s heart wasn’t beating at the time, Erica was considered by physicians to have given birth after death.

However, doctors were able to bring Nigrelli back to life and detected a heart defect that they were able to manage with a pacemaker Elayna is now three months old and weighs nine pounds and her mother is doing better.

“She’s just a baby, a normal baby,” said Erica, who now has a pacemaker that should allow her to see Elayna grow up.