Incredible moment prem baby brought back to life from parents' touch

A Queensland couple were devastated when they were told one of their twins had stopped breathing and wasn't going to make it.

Out of pure desperation, first-time mum Kate Ogg grabbed her baby boy from the doctor and held him close to her chest.

Her husband joined her on the hospital bed and the heartbroken couple embraced their lifeless son Jamie, savouring his final moments.

Then, something incredible happened - Jamie started breathing and moving his little body.

Doctors rushed back and brought the baby back to life, The Daily Mail reports.

Born at 26 weeks two minutes before his sister Emily, the twins are now thriving five-year-olds.

Mrs Ogg says their story is a prime example of the importance of skin-to-skin contact.

"I saw him gasp but the doctor said it was no use. I took Jamie off the doctor, asked everyone to leave. He was cold and I just wanted him to be warm," she said.

"We had tried for years to have kids and I felt so guilty. I just wanted to cuddle him. I unwrapped him and ordered my husband to take his shirt off and climb into the bed.

"I know it sounds stupid, but if he was still gasping there was still a sign of life so I wasn't going to give up easily.

"If we had let the doctor walk out of the room with him, Jamie would have been dead."