Giving birth is one of the most magical experiences that the human body can go through. Despite knowing exactly how babies come to be from a scientific perspective, seeing one life become two in the split of a moment never ceases to be mindblowing.
Witnessing a birth especially and being present for the first moment that a new human being experiences the world for the first time is special. While each baby is unique and grows up to become their own individual with unlimited potential to tap into, this particular baby put even his doctor in a state of awe when he came out of the womb still in an intact amniotic sac.
An Extremely Rare Birth
While births themselves are pretty frequent, at the rate of 267 births globally per minute or 4.5 births every second as of 2018, this birth, in particular, was not like all the others.
Usually, during birth, the protective amniotic sac that holds the baby and the amniotic fluid that keeps the baby breathing and fed in the womb breaks at some point during labor. On very rare occasions, mothers can give “En caul births,” which means that the amniotic never breaks and the baby is born still inside. When we say rare, we mean this only happens in about 1 in 80,000 births. However having a cesarean birth does slightly increase its odds.