Three weeks before her baby was due, Jennifer Juarez knew something was wrong when she didn't feel her baby kicking anymore.
Jennifer went for a check-up and found herself quickly undergoing an emergency c-section.
It turns out the child suffered a fetal-maternal hemorrhage.
That resulted in little Hope Juarez being born without about 80% of her blood and with an opaque appearance.
Hope’s condition was so poor that doctors couldn't get a blood sample when they pricked her foot.
Hospital workers quickly gave the baby a blood transfusion, and she began to rally.
Dr. Marielle Nguyen at Kaiser Permanente in Irvine, California told ABC7 the condition is still somewhat of a mystery.
"We don't know what causes it. A lot of it is just it happens spontaneously. Sometimes the cause could be a motor vehicle accident, trauma, or where we have placental rupture, where the placenta suddenly just comes off the uterine wall."
What is clear is Juarez's quick reaction when she thought something was wrong saved her daughter's life. Nguyen thinks if Hope had been in the womb two more hours, she wouldn’t have made it.
Hope is only the second "ghost baby" to survive in the past few years.