PEORIA, Ill. (CNA/EWTN News)—Bonnie Engstrom remembers praying silently to Archbishop Fulton Sheen over and over again after her baby son was born lifeless and without a pulse for 61 minutes.
“I held him for a moment; he was blue and limp,” she told CNA. “I just kind of sat there in shock.”
Little James Fulton was the third child that Bonnie and her husband planned to give birth to at home, and everything had been going perfectly in the early hours of Sept. 16, 2010.
“It had been a healthy pregnancy; it was a healthy labor. Everything was good,” Bonnie recalled.
But what the couple and attending midwife and birth assistant did not know was that there was a knot in James’ umbilical...READ MORE