Experience Description

It was 10:00 am. My husband was helping me to take a shower because I couldn't do it by myself since I had a c'sarean four days ago. I had a daughter who survived 30 minutes because she had respiratory failure. I was very weak and depressed. I felt how the blood pressure was going down, so I asked my husband to hold me. That is the last thing I remember.

Everything was dark and silence. All of a sudden, I heard girl children laughing, the sound was very sweet but I couldn't see anything. Afterwards the clarity started, I saw the girls smiling and running around me. In some way, I knew my daughter was there, and then I felt so much happiness I smiled and felt I was falling into a very happy state that didn't let me react. I don't know how much time passed; when I was smiling, I heard a very strong yell. It was my husband calling my name, he was shaking me on the floor, my parents, who were also there with my husband, and they all thought I was dead.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: 26/04/08

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Childbirth Hypotensión 'Life threatening event, but not clinical death' Hypotension.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful

Did you feel separated from your body? Uncertain 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 I don't know.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I don't know.

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 They didn't exist.

Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid

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? No

The experience included: Darkness

The experience included: Light

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? Yes The space was dark and was getting clearer, little by little, until it was bright.

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Happiness and immense peace.

Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness

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? No

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain An internal feeling.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Meaningful. The laughs of the girls made me think that my daughter was fine.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes The same day I told my husband and my mother. I wanted to die because of the pain of losing my daughter, but it was not yet my moment to go.

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 definitely real

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real

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

Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? Some questions are not clear.