Cristina Rosi was in a coma for 10 months before waking up (Image: GoFundMe)

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A mum who fell into a coma for 10 months after having a heart attack has woken up to find she has had a baby.

Cristina Rosi, 37, from Tuscany, Italy, was heavily pregnant when she suffered a heart attack in July last year.

She gave birth to her daughter Caterina via an emergency C-section while she was in a coma.

Cristina has now awoken and said her first word 'Mamma', according to her husband Gabriele Succi.

Mr Succi, 42, said she and his mother-in-law heard Ms Rosi utter her first word while they were at her bedside.

He said: "We didn't expect it. It was a real joy after so much suffering."

The mum awoke to discover she had delivered a child
(Image: GoFundMe)

Ms Rosi's mum said that hearing her daughter speak again at the clinic near Innsbruck in Austria was like 'giving birth to her a second time'.

She added "The doctors want to get her back on her feet and are convinced by Cristina's potential."

Mr Succi said his wife is now breathing and swallowing without assistance in what he has described as a 'miracle', The Times reports.

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He told the Arezzo Notizie news site: "Cristina is hardly recognisable now. She's more relaxed, they removed her tracheotomy (and) through a pump they are giving her a medicine that should lead to other physical progress."

He added that his wife broke down crying when she heard an audio message of support from her favourite singer Gianna Nannini.

She and her husband were due to watch him perform before she suffered her heart attack.

Ms Rosi will now receive physiotherapy at the private clinic and her husband is raising funds for this treatment.

A GoFundMe page has already raised more than £156,000 for the mum's care, however her husband is now trying to reach over £250,000.

He said: "We still need a lot of money. But the fact that Cristina has woken up gives us much more force. Cristina responds to stimulus."

Click here to donate to the GoFundMe.