A police officer who gave birth on Christmas Eve while in a coma has woken up and her family believe that contact with her baby boy is behind her "miracle" recovery.


Amelia Banna was five months pregnant when she had a serious traffic accident when the car being driven by her husband Cristian Espindola veered off the road.


The other four officers who were in the car were not injured, but Bannan suffered a skull fracture that caused a blood clot in her head in the accident that took place near Posadas, in the north-eastern Argentina province of Misiones.


She was hospitalised in a coma and on Christmas Eve gave birth to a baby that was named Santino.


The baby is being cared for by his aunt Norma and the mum's relatives are visiting her regularly with the newborn, talking with her and giving her time with the baby.


Three months after the tragic accident, Amelia awoke from her coma and is able to answer "yes" and "no" questions.


Cesar Bannan, her brother, said: "Doctors told us that this is a miracle from God", adding: "She has spoken, her first words after asking her something were 'yes, no'."


Footage shared by her brother on social media shows the new mum with her baby in her arms and is seen she moving her hands in order to hug the baby. The brother can be heard saying: "Very good, Amelia, grab him well."


Doctors said that this is an unusual case, but this development has led them to hope that she will make a full recovery.

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