As Kate Ogg held her new son, she and her husband couldn’t believe what was happening. She had just given birth to twins, and her first fear was that one of her newborns would have difficulty breathing and the doctor would pronounce him dead. In a last-ditch attempt to say goodbye, Ogg unwrapped her baby and held it to her skin. When he was held and cuddled, she expressed her love for him and did not want to let him go.
Occasionally they would call a doctor to check, but he insisted that nothing was done because the doctor did not see normal reflexes and baby Jamie was actually dead. Over the next two hours, the baby showed signs of life and brought it back to life.
Over time, Kate decided to put breast milk in her fingers and feed it to her child. Jamie took the milk and continued to show more signs of life.
They called the doctors into the room and at that point they were in complete shock and realized that they were witnessing something they did not understand. The family experienced a miracle. “At first I thought I had to do something,” the mother said.
A short time later, he opened his eyes. The doctor kept shaking his head and saying, “I can’t believe it, I can’t believe it.” He put out his hand and grabbed my finger. He opened his eyes and moved his head from side to side.
The power of skin contact, also known as kangaroo care, seems obvious in this case.
If a child has complications during birth, they are often rushed to intensive care. However, this does not give the mother and her family the opportunity to assist the child in the first few minutes.
This may seem like magical wishful thinking, but as we discover more and more science about the true power of the heart is love.
The kangaroo care technique, named for the way kangaroos keep their young next to their body in a pouch, allows the mother to act as a human incubator and keep the baby warm, stimulated and well fed. Studies have shown that skin contact with the mother, rather than normal contact, enables low-weight infants to maintain high oxygen saturation after birth.
I believe that, over time, we will continue to observe, understand and implement large-scale procedures and therapies that reflect what is happening in the human body and its environment. I believe that the scientific medical field is exhausted with its methods, and time does not allow us to fail to understand the factors that play a role in certain decisions. This is not to say that there is no value in standard medical techniques becoming rigid, but they ignore important human love, energy, and related factors that are crucial in a given situation. Efforts should be made to test these techniques and their effectiveness.
Much of what we have today is dogma rather than scientific fact, and industry is plagued by corruption. We create blinkered views and arrogance about what we know about science, because it closes our minds as much as possible. And that’s probably the best thing.
This is an amazing story, and I see it not as a miracle, but as a lesson. Experiences like this enable us to see and observe the power of things that we do not fully understand until we accept the possibilities and begin to explore them. The idea that we cannot touch or see everything, that something is not working, that letting go of what we are going through and using different methods does not cure or treat many things in life. And of course I do not see a whole field or a number of brilliant scientific minds opening up to the forces of consciousness.