Newborn saved by new cooling technique

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An Isle of Wight mother is raising money and awareness of a pioneering cooling technique that saved her baby’s life.

Nicky Symmond’s son Freddy was born with complications that meant he didn’t breathe for 20 minutes.

He was rushed to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford where he was given the new cooling technique.

Nicky told IW Radio: “We were living in Reading at the time and I had a home birth. There were severe complications that ended with him not breathing for 20 minutes. The midwives that were there managed to revive him and he got taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading.

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