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CPR Helps Mum Save Baby's Life Four Times in 10 Minutes

by Savitha C Muppala on  January 30, 2009 at 5:17 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
 CPR Helps Mum Save Baby's Life Four Times in 10 Minutes
CPR techniques passed on by an emergency telephone operator helps Brit mother save her 12-week-old son - four times in 10 minutes.
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Cordelia Nolan, who had previously learned emergency resuscitation procedures, gave her little Emrys 30 pumps in the chest for every two breaths, after he stopped breathing at her home.

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The 25-year-old mum performed Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), an emergency medical procedure for a victim of cardiac arrest or, sometimes, respiratory arrest, on the baby, who was born 10 weeks premature.

Nolan followed the operator's instructions, despite fearing to lose him four times during the 10-minute call.

By the time paramedics arrived, the brave single mum had pumped her son's heart back into life.

"His colour drained out and he went blue. Luckily my cousin was there and he dialled 999. I started CPR straight away, as I had been offered training in it because he was premature," the Telegraph quoted her as saying.

"I did not have time to think and just did it. I'm not really a heroine; I just did what any mother would do instinctively," she added.

She continued: "I would bring him back, he would cry a bit and then drain again. I was listening for breath and giving mouth to mouth over the nose and mouth. I would urge any new mother to do the same training.

"The advice on the phone was really reassuring, and it would have been vital if I had not had knowledge of CPR.

"It was only when I got the hospital that I reacted, and was physically sick. After his less than relaxed start to life, hopefully his journey can be a bit more chilled out. He is doing really well now - but he owes me one!"

Source: ANI
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