Experience Description

I was hospitalized because my child was dead in utero. I was 8 months along. On my way to practice birthing, I felt as if I would faint and I told the doctors that I was leaving my body. Upon awakening I explained to my family that I had risen to a sort of meadow--very green--and that I'd seen deceased family members.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: 07-15-2003

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Childbirth . They didn't succeed at resuscitating me. According to the case history, they were trying to resuscitate me for 15 or 20 minutes.

How do you consider the content of your experience?

Did you feel separated from your body? No
I lost awareness of my body

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? Normal consciousness and alertness

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Within a few minutes.

Were your thoughts speeded up? Incredibly fast

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning

Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid

Did your vision differ in any way from normal? Everything was sharper.

Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? Yes, and the facts have been checked out

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No

The experience included: Presence of deceased persons

Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes That my daughter needed me and I had to return.

Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? A light clearly of mystical or other-worldly origin

Did you see an unearthly light? No

The experience included: A landscape or city

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm UN PRADO ENORME Y MUY VERDE

What emotions did you feel during the experience? FLOTAR

Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness

Did you have a feeling of joy? Happiness

Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? I felt united or one with the world

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control

Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future

Did you come to a border or point of no return? I came to a barrier that I was not permitted to cross; or was sent back against my will

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No

What is your religion now? Moderate

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No

Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? I encountered a definite being, or a voice clearly of mystical or unearthly origin

Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I actually saw them

Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:

During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? No

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I value people more: my mate, my children.

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes Disoriented, perhaps because of the quantity of medications I was given.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes My intuition is more evolved.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes They understood me; others believed in this.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was probably real. The first few days I remembered everything. After two weeks, I remembered, each time, less details.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was probably not real. Because perhaps the medications that they gave me made me dream.

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No