Watch the incredible video of this baby born in an Amniotic Sac
This is an amazing incident which catapulted this little newborn to instant fame all around the net. Unlike babies who are born without an amniotic sac, this little baby born in its amniotic sac in Greece was an unbelievable sight. Call it spiritually lucky as they did in ancient times, but it was fascinating to see this little guy completely encased in a caul which is another term for the amniotic sac.
His fame spread instantly; raking up 23 million views across the net because it’s quite rare to see a baby born in a sac. The moment was captured by noted childbirth photographer Leilani Rogers.
1 Baby wriggling out of its sac is an extraordinary sight
The incredible video footage of the baby born wriggling in his amniotic sac was uploaded recently by a Facebook user. It even shows the attending doctor state that the baby was comfortable when born and as he cuts the sac he welcomes the baby in Spanish. When the cuts are made the baby pops out of the sac and starts crying. For the proud mother it must have been an overwhelming moment no doubt.
For a baby to be born in its amniotic sac is extremely rare. Termed ‘en caul’, the sac is a membrane that protects the baby while it is snug in its mother’s womb. The sac which contains amniotic fluid provides the baby its sustenance and nutrition through the umbilical cord as well as assists in skeletal and lung development. The sac usually ruptures during labor and it is this occurrence which is commonly termed as ‘water breaking’. The chance of a baby born in a sac is 1 in 80,000. The fact that this particular birth was captured on video is even a rare incident.
2 Silas Johnson Was Born Last Year in His Amniotic Sac
Last year, another baby boy named Silas Johnson was also born 26 weeks premature in his amniotic sac. The delivery was held at Cedars Sinai Hospital by Neonatologist William Binder, who remarked that the incident will remain etched in his memory for a lifetime.
As baby Silas was born premature, he was kept most probably kept in incubation and remained in the hospital for 10 weeks, after which he was discharged in a healthy condition, much to the relief and gratitude of his Mother Chelsea Phillips who said that the little guy was a fighter.
3 A Famous English Author Was Also Born In a Caul
According to superstitious belief, as far back as the 19th century and even in some parts of the world, it is regarded as a good omen for a baby to be born in a caul also called a veil. Folklore around the world also believes that a baby born in a veil will possess powers to see the spirits of the departed. Sailors especially would go to the extent of purchasing a caul if they got their hands on one. It was believed that a baby’s caul would bring them good luck and also keep them safe.
The most famous incident of a noted personality born in a caul was English author Charles Dickens, whose mother placed an advertisement in the local daily selling the caul for 15 guineas. It wasn’t sold, but ten years later was won in a raffle by an old woman who lived till the age of 92.
Watch the latest video of the baby born in a sac.