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Video: Miracle baby: ‘Stillborn’ found alive in morgue

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    >>> now to a story of unbelievable heartache and joy. the parents of a baby girl pronounced dead at birth find her alive at the morgue. here's nbc's gabe gutierrez.

    >> reporter: they expected a tearful good-bye. instead, this couple got a chilling hello. last week analia bouguet gave birth. doctors declared the baby girl dead. they brought her tiny baby to a morgue before her mother, still under anesthesia, could even see her.

    >> translator: i don't remember much because i was put to sleep. they never showed me the baby.

    >> reporter: 12 hours later, the distraught parents who have four other children insisted hospital employees allow them to say good-bye. but when the baby's father pried open the small coffin --

    >> translator: that's when we heard the baby cry.

    >> reporter: his wife says she fell to her knees in disbelief. it was a greeting they never expected from a daughter they thought they had lost.

    >> the staff probably listened to the heartbeat, didn't think they heard one. perhaps there was a very faint beat that they didn't hear.

    >> reporter: argentinean health officials have suspended five medical workers pending an investigation. the couple plans to sue.

    >> the more experienced the staff, the more experienced the physicians, the less likely it is for something like this to happen.

    >> reporter: meanwhile, the hospital says the child's in critical condition and improving. her parents have named her luz milagros, their own miracle baby . for "today,"" gabe gutierrez, nbc news, los angeles .

    >> boy, that's really unbelievable.

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