Bethanie Millar rushed to hospital after her waters broke and she discovered they were green.

By the time she got there, her baby didn’t have a heartbeat and Bethanie needed an emergency C-section.

Bethanie, who was 21 at the time, said: “I was awake when doctors told me they couldn’t detect a heartbeat, I was so scared.

“I then went straight into an emergency C-section, it all happened so fast.

“When I came round, my mum and sister were by my bed crying.

“I knew something bad had happened, but I was so out of it I thought I was still pregnant.”

Evelie was born without a heartbeat, and doctors spent a heart-wrenching eight minutes trying to resuscitate the baby, The Mirror reports.

It’s A Miracle

But just when they’d given up hope, Evelie’s heart started beating on its own.

Bethanie, who also has daughter Mila-Beau, aged two and a half, said: “When they said her heart started beating on its own I couldn’t believe it.

“I thought that was it, that everything would be fine, but it was far from over.

“I couldn’t even see her, she had to be transferred to Stoke-on-Trent and I wasn’t allowed to go with her.”

Evelie who was born weighing 3.65kg, spent nearly three months in hospital , and when Bethanie was finally able to get up to Stoke after being discharged, doctors told her Evelie might not make it.

The mum-of-two added: “Doctors said she’d be a vegetable. I couldn’t stop crying.

“They said she wouldn’t be able to see, hear or move.”

Bethanie’s mum, Nikki Millar, was at the hospital when doctors delivered the devastating news.

Nikki said: “I know they were just doing their job, but they told us Evelie wouldn’t be able to move, or feed or have any quality of life.

“We’re a positive family, but they took all our hope away from us. There wasn’t even a glimmer left.

“We came home that night and couldn’t stop crying.”

“They did an MRI scan, and she just started to improve.

“It’s like she’s defied everything. I was never really a believer until Evelie.”


After 84 agonising days in hospital, delighted Bethanie brought her baby home.

Bethanie said: “She really is amazing. I still look at her now and just cry.”

Gran-of-four Nikki, a development manager, said: “She’s our little miracle.

“She sits up, she’s happy – she even clapped her hands before she was supposed to.

“She’s absolutely incredible.”

We wish little Evelie all the best.

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  • The medical professionals probably thought little Evelie’s heart and brain were deprived of oxygen for too long. Sadly in a lot of cases like that there is huge developmental problems. It is a huge miracle that little Evelie started breathing on her own.


  • Indeed astonishing – I hope she continues to do well.


  • My goodness. That is amazing. I hope she is ok


  • Miracles happen, praise God !! Hope & pray little Evelie will continue to flourish !


  • So pleased that everything seems to have turned out all right – but how devastating for the mum and her family.
    I am amazed that they still have to wait two years to make sure everything is OK – my little boy was born with a massive haematoma and they said the same to me and doing things earlier than he was supposed to do only made it worse. And that was over 50 years ago.


  • Taking away all their hopes must have been so hard. But I’m glad they all found the positivity and strength to continue fighting. In particular the little Evelie! Glad to hear she’s doing so good! :-)


  • What a little miracle Evelie is. I hope she continues to do well.


  • That’s a bit sad to have all hope taken from you when your bub is so tiny. Good to see she’s defying the odds and isn’t a vegetable.


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