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BOCA RATON, Fla. (CBSMiami/AP) — A newborn child came close to having to grow up without a mother, but thankfully that isn’t the case.

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A South Florida mother is home and tending her new infant less than a month after surviving without a pulse for 45 minutes following complications from a routine cesarean section.

A spokesman for Boca Raton Regional Hospital told The Associated Press on Saturday that a team of medical workers spend three hours attempting to revive the woman after a rare amniotic fluid embolism.

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The doctors were preparing to pronounce her death when a blip on a monitor indicated a heartbeat. Despite going 45 minutes without a pulse, the she suffered no brain damage during the Sept. 23 ordeal.

She gave birth to a healthy daughter before amniotic fluid entered her bloodstream and heart and created a vacuum, stopping circulation. Doctors say condition is often fatal.

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