Every birth a woman gives is beautiful and special, but for one mom, her delivery was extraordinary. As a matter of fact, the chances of what happened to her happening again are only 1 in 80,000!
When the baby was delivered the doctors gasped. She went into the operating room to have a c-section performed and the baby was born still inside the amniotic sac!
The woman’s “water” breaking is informally known as breaking of the amniotic sac, which is usually an indication that she is ready to give birth. It is extremely uncommon for a baby to be born within a fully intact sac, or “en caul.”
You can hear the staff and witnesses shouting with surprise about the unexpected event in the video below. Just before the doctor punctures it to allow the baby to breathe, you can see the baby’s face through the sac.
It does not harm or suffocate the baby in any way as unusual as this phenomenon is. It’s just one of those things that makes us stop and appreciate how miraculous childbirth truly is!
This incredible birth inspired other mothers to share their stories. One mom posted a photo of her newborn baby who was also born still inside the amniotic sac…and in the car! Thankfully, her baby was completely healthy as well.
These babies are beating odds already! As they grow older, I hope they continue to stand out from the crowd!
How amazed you were to see this baby born still inside the amniotic sac?