Baby girl survives after being ‘frozen’ for three days Baby girl survives after being ‘frozen’ for three days
A baby who stopped breathing at birth for eight minutes has stunned medics to make a full recovery after being ‘frozen’ for three days... Baby girl survives after being ‘frozen’ for three days

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A baby who stopped breathing at birth for eight minutes has stunned medics to make a full recovery after being ‘frozen’ for three days at a hospital.

Willow Rose, from Worcester, was given specialist treatment known as “full body cooling”.

She was kept deliberately cold to reduce the risk of brain damage.

Willow spent just under two weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St Michael’s Hospital in Bristol.

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Credit: Family Photos

If it was not for the pioneering “cooling therapy” offered at St Michael’s Hospital little Willow would have died, medics said.

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Credit: Family Photos

The treatment helped Willow Rose avoid brain damage and other disabilities which can occur when the body is starved of oxygen.

Willow Rose is now 15-months-old.
Willow Rose is now 15-months-old. Credit: ITV News Central

It was definitely the worst experience of my life. It was just horrendous. Just lying there helpless, not hearing our baby cry. It was unbearable.

– BEX FORREST, WILLOW’S MOTHER

She was delivered by emergency C-section after her heart-rate dropped during labour, but when she was born it had stopped completely.

She has now just passed her first birthday and her parents say she has not shown any signs of development problems.

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Source: ITV REPORT

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