An investigation has begun after an apparently stillborn baby girl was found alive - 12 hours after she was placed in a coffin for burial.
The parents of the girl, who was born three months premature, say they found she was still breathing when they went to the local morgue to say goodbye.
Analia Bouter said she never got a chance to look at her baby after the birth because she had been sedated by staff at the hospital in Chaco, northern Argentina.
"At the time of birth I don't remember much because I was put to sleep," she said.
"Rather, they never showed me the baby."
Born at 10.24am, the infant was taken directly to the morgue after aparently being declared dead.
Mrs Bouter and her husband, Fabian Veron, later visited the morgue where they say they forced open the tiny coffin to look at their daughter.
"The baby was there and they put the little casket on a stretcher. We looked for a bar to prise it open. The casket was nailed shut," Mr Veron said.
"I started to prise, took a deep breath and took the top off. My wife was the first one to look at the body and she uncovered it slowly.
"She saw the little hand and then uncovered the face. That's when it let the first little cry out.
"My wife jumped back, like saying, 'This must be my imagination'."
The baby girl, born a week ago, was reported to be in stable condition on Tuesday.
The parents had originally planned on naming her Liliana Abigail but have instead called her Luz Milagros - which means Miracle's Light.
Medics at Perrando de Resistencia Hospital in Chaco province had told Analia her baby, who was three months premature, was still born and had no pulse. Then they told her she had died shortly after birth because she was too small to survive. Analia was sedated during the labour.
She and her husband then headed home with a death certificate before deciding to return to see their daughter’s body.
The casket was nailed shut but they prised it open only to find their baby breathing and stretching inside.
When the tiny tot, likened to a “bottle of ice” after 12 hours in a refrigerated drawer, let out a cry Analia said: “I fell to my knees.
“We went to the morgue, and they showed us the casket nailed closed. We wanted to take a photo of our daughter.
“My husband managed to open the drawer, where we found her wrapped in a white sheet and saw her tiny hand touch her face. We heard a cry and she was alive.
“She spent 12 hours in the freezing cold of that morgue. I saw for myself the ice on her body."
Rafael Sabatinelli, the province’s deputy health secretary, described the situation on Tuesday last week as “unfortunate”.
The medical staff involved have been suspended while officials investigate.
Hospital's director Jose Luis Meirino said hypothermia could have slowed her vital signs.
He said: “At the moment we have no explanation. The baby was attended to by obstetricians, gynaecologists and a neonatologist. They all reached the same conclusion, that this girl was stillborn.”