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CONCORD, N.C. — A North Carolina mother who went into a coma after childbirth woke up after hearing her baby cry.

People Magazine reported that 23-year-old Concord mother Shelly Cawley was not waking up after having an emergency C-section.

A blood clot broke loose during the surgery and she went into a coma, according to reports.

Doctors at the hospital told WCNC that they didn’t think she would make it. They said they were close to losing her.

But after the new mother was in a coma for a week, the nursing staff came up with an idea.

“We knew skin to skin contact is very beneficial to an infant, so we thought why not try it for a mom,” said Staff Nurse Ashley Manus at CMC North East. “Because the baby already thriving she was doing great.”

Cawley’s husband put the baby on the mother. The baby eventually started crying and the mother woke up.

“I’m 100% believer in miracles,” Cawley said. “I think it’s pretty amazing. It just amazes me that a baby so little and have such a big impact.”