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You Have to See This Video of a Baby Born in an Amniotic Sac

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In case you’ve ever wondered what it would look like if a baby was born inside its amniotic sac, we now have a video!

What is an amniotic sac, exactly? It’s a bag of clear, pale fluid inside the womb where the fetus develops and grows. The fluid helps to cushion the baby and provide it with fluids it can breathe and swallow. In most cases, the amniotic sac breaks on its own during birth, which is commonly referred to as a mother’s “water breaking.” But in rare cases — roughly 1 in 80,000 births — babies are born with the sac fully in tact, referred to as “en caul.”

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During a recent triplets C-section birth, Dr. Rodrigo da Rosa Filho delivered two of the L.O.s en caul. In a viral video, he captured the third baby—a little girl—in her sac for a total of seven minutes.

“Yesterday we birthed the triplets! And Joaquim was born veiled (when the waters/sac does not break). We were delighted,” reads a translation of the doctor’s post on Instagram. “But then came Adeline . . . she was also born en caul, and left us all admiring her as she slept soundly. We stayed (that way) for seven minutes observing her behavior as if it were still inside her belly. It’s the magic of life.”

Just…wow!

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Not surprisingly, the amazing video has been watched more than 286,628 times since it was shared in early September.

Hollee Actman Becker is a freelance writer, blogger, and a mom. Check out her website holleeactmanbecker.com for more, and follow her on Twitter at @holleewoodworld.

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See God’s Perfect Design: Baby Born with Amniotic Sac Intact

This baby was born from his mother’s womb with the amniotic sac intact. He was delivered at 36 weeks via c-section. The baby was breech, with an umbilical cord complication, that required an early birth.

Dr. Pan Mian, of Fujian Maternity and Child Health Care Hospital in East China, decided to deliver the baby in the amniotic sac because he was premature. This type of birth is called “en caul.” This birthing condition is rare, occurring in less than 1 in 80,000 births.

“We opted for this procedure because preterm babies are weaker than full-term babies,” Dr. Pan stated. Continuing “As premature births are among the main reasons for infant mortality, an en caul birth allows the newborn to be delivered inside the same protective membrane. This reduces moisture loss on the skin, avoids rapid temperature loss after a preterm birth, and decreases the risk of the infant being harmed during a C-section.”

The baby stayed in the sac for 2 minutes before the doctor opened the membrane and drained the lungs. The baby weighed 5.5 pounds at birth. This method might be used at the hospital more frequently because of the success of this birth.

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Incredible footage captured the moment that a baby boy in China was pulled from his mother’s womb while still inside an intact amniotic sac. The baby, who was delivered in July via C-section at 36 weeks gestation, was in the breech position and had an umbilical cord complication that made the early birth necessary.

The baby, whose feet are seen still inside the amniotic sac, was in the breech position. (Asia Wire)

Delivering a baby en caul, which is when the amniotic sac stays intact, can be done on purpose, although it’s still a rare occurrence. Dr. Pan Mian, of Fujian Maternity and Child Health Care Hospital in East China, said he decided to deliver the baby en caul because he was premature.

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“We opted for this procedure because preterm babies are weaker than full-term babies,” he told Asia Wire. “As premature births are among the main reasons for infant mortality, an en caul birth allows the newborn to be delivered inside the same protective membrane. This reduces moisture loss on the skin, avoids rapid temperature loss after a preterm birth, and decreases the risk of the infant being harmed during a C-section.”

When this type of birth occurs, it’s called en caul. (Asia Wire)

Pan said that the baby, who weighed 5.5 pounds at his birth, remained in the amniotic sac for an additional two minutes until doctors opened the membrane and cleared the fluid from his lungs.

The hospital has reportedly opted to deliver more babies en caul after having success with this baby.

The video shows the moment the baby boy was pulled from his mother’s womb while still inside the amniotic sac. Picture: Website screenshot

Footage has emerged of a baby being born via C-section with its amniotic sac still intact. Doctors at Fujian Maternity and Child Health Care Hospital in East China said they decided to deliver the baby en caul because it was 36 weeks premature, Fox News reported.

The video shows the moment the baby boy was pulled from his mother’s womb while still inside the amniotic sac. Because of his breach position, and with an umbilical cord complication, doctors were forced to perform the emergency C-section.

“We opted for this procedure because preterm babies are weaker than full-term babies,” Dr Pan Mian told Asia Wire.

“As premature births are among the main reasons for infant mortality, an en caul birth allows the newborn to be delivered inside the same protective membrane. This reduces moisture loss on the skin, avoids rapid temperature loss after a preterm birth, and decreases the risk of the infant being harmed during a C-section.”

The little tot has now been dubbed “bubble boy” after he was delivered weighing in at 2.5kg. But the birth didn’t go according to plan as the baby didn’t breathe on his own for further two minutes until medics cut the baby out of his protective sac, the Daily Mail reported.

“Newborns usually cry shortly after being born as their respiratory system is introduced to the new surroundings,” explained Dr Pan.

“But when this boy was born, still in his amniotic sac, it was as if he were still in his mother’s womb.

“It was not until doctors opened the membrane and cleared the amniotic fluid from his respiratory system that he began to cry – a full two minutes later than normal babies.”

Wow! This Video of a Baby in Its Amniotic Sac Is a Must-Watch

Ever wonder what it would look like if a baby was delivered inside its amniotic sac—you know, that bag of clear fluid inside the womb where the fetus grows and develops?

In most cases, the amniotic sac breaks on its own during birth—a.k.a. “water breaking”—but not this time! In this case, the sac was still completely intact with the baby curled up inside. Pretty amazing—and rare. In fact, the phenomenon happens during only one in every 80,000 births!

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And you’re in luck, because there’s actually a video of the incredible moment—and it’s been viewed on Facebook more than five millions times since it was first shared on August 8.

“Closing the night with a delivery inside the amniotic sac,” reads the post on the Assessoria Mamãe – Instituto maternity clinic page. “Have you ever heard? Amniotic childbirth is when the sac doesn’t break. Beautiful to see huh?”

Beautiful, yes. And also a little strange, I have to admit, but still completely fascinating. Because the sac is transparent, you can actually see the baby hanging out inside with the blue umbilical cord, breathing and moving around. And apparently he’s not in any danger in that tiny enclosed space, because according to the post, he is still getting oxygen through the cord. Plus, the fluid helps cushion him.

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The miracle of childbirth never ceases to amaze. A huge thank you to the family for letting us be a part of their child’s incredible birth. Congratulations on the arrival of your big, beautiful, healthy baby!

Hollee Actman Becker is a freelance writer, blogger, and a mom. Check out her website holleeactmanbecker.com for more, and then follow her on Twitter at @holleewoodworld.

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It’s a busy time for actor Mahershala Ali, who won an Oscar this week for his performance in the film “Moonlight.” Ali and wife, Amatus Sami-Karim, welcomed their first child on February 22 — just days before the awards ceremony.

Perhaps more unique than his Academy Award win was the way Ali’s daughter, Bari Najma Ali, came into the world. In a red carpet interview, the actor told Access Hollywood that the baby was born en caul — a term given to babies born still encased in the amniotic sac.

Mahershala Ali arrives at the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.Steve Granitz / WireImage

En caul births are rare, according to Dr. Donnica Moore, a women’s health expert and advocate.

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“An en caul birth is when the baby is delivered completely encased in the amniotic sac — the thin protective membrane which covers them in the womb,” Moore told TODAY Parents. “In vaginal births, it is a very rare occurrence, so many obstetricians haven’t seen one.”

“Babies aren’t harmed or at any increased risk from an en caul delivery,” Moore explained, adding that en caul births are more common when babies are born via c-section. “The membranes protect the baby from birth trauma. In fact, old wives tales and legends say that babies born this way are endowed with special powers of luck, affinity for water and clairvoyance.”

Leilani Rogers, a Texas birth photographer, recently captured an en caul birth through her camera lens.

“It was only the 3rd or 4th photo out of my camera and it happened so fast I didn’t even see it with my own eyes,” said Rogers. “Once I had a chance to scroll back through and see what I had captured, I was just in awe — such a rare and magical moment.”

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Moore says an often-quoted statistic from Wikipedia claims that en caul births only occur in about 1 in every 80,000 births, adding that this statistic may include caul births — births where babies are born with part of the amniotic membranes on their face or head — making true en caul births even more rare.

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While the circumstances surrounding baby Bari’s birth were unique, Ali sounds just like every other parent when talking about new fatherhood.

“Oh my gosh, she’s so beautiful — I’m so in love with her,” Ali said in the interview. “I’m so tired.”

Seeing an en caul birth provides a startling, and rare, real-life view of how the baby has been living whilst in utero.

As Lamont explains, given the position of the sac, the mother’s obstetrician had performed a Caesarean section delivery.

But it is also possible to see an en caul delivery via the vagina.

Midwifery advisor for the professional practice unit of the Australian College of Midwives, Dr Megan Cooper, has been present at a vaginal en caul birth.

“It really was amazing to see,” Dr Cooper told Mamamia.

“The baby was full-term, the labour was spontaneous, and the amniotic sac came through the mum’s vagina during the birth. The membranes were then ruptured after the whole baby had been birthed.”

Dr Cooper says she’s only seen one in her career, adding that en caul births have become rarer since there is now more intervention by breaking of membranes (the sac) to help facilitate labour.

Looking at the video, Dr Cooper suggested that the mother may have requested that the membranes stay intact; because during a Caesarean, they are usually ruptured.

Otherwise, en caul births are generally unexpected.

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In 2016, Jessica Antoniadis told Mamamia the story of her second child Peter’s birth, which had been en caul – much to everyone’s surprise.

“We thought my waters had broken because I had a little bit of a trickle down my leg,” Jessica recalled.

“But when he was crowning my midwife and doula were like, ‘Whoa. Hold on. Hang on. He’s still in the sac.’

“They were telling me, ‘Don’t push!’ and I was saying, ‘I’m not pushing. My body’s just getting him out!’ And they were saying, ‘No, just hold him there’.”

The midwife and doula were very excited about the rare experience, but because of her delivery position, Jessica didn’t get to see Peter in his sac at the time – only later, thanks to photos.

But she will always remember Peter’s very special birth.

Historically, en caul births have been considered auspicious – perhaps because of their rarity. Some cultures have believed because the baby was born in fluid, it will be immune to drowning.

One thing’s for sure: en caul deliveries create incredible birth photos.