In what could be called a miracle, a 38-year-old Brit mum gave birth to healthy twins just minutes after suffering a massive heart failure.
Nina Whear gave birth to twins Evie and Alfie through caesarean section moments after her weeping husband bade her an emotional farewell.
Whear, of Lamas, Norwich, suffered heart failure two weeks before the babies were due on January 6.
The wall of her main aorta artery had ripped open due to which blood poured between the layers of the aorta's wall, breaking them apart and causing massive internal bleeding.
She was rushed to hospital, where doctors gave her a seven per cent chance of survival. Her husband drove 100 miles from his base in Aldershot, Hants, to be at her side.
"It was the most frightening night of my entire life. Every morning I think about how I might not have seen that day," the Sun quoted Nina as saying.
"I remember them bringing Andy through and we were left alone to say our goodbyes.
"I was very calm because I thought if I was going to die I wanted to do it calmly.
"When I woke up after the operation I couldn't believe I was alive."
"I am so grateful to the staff at the hospital and the ambulance team," added.