Image of Baby Born in Amniotic Sac Gives Us an Awesome Look at the Miracle of Birth

baby amniotic sacIt's extremely rare, but when it happens, you've just got to take a photograph. A doctor in Greece delivered a baby via C-section -- with the baby still inside the amniotic sac. Dr. Aris Tsigris managed to get a photo snapped and posted it on Facebook for all the world to see. It gives us a breathtaking glimpse into a baby's life in utero. Have you ever seen anything like this before? Here it is again, larger.

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As most of us know, the amniotic sac is the life-sustaining, fluid-filled membrane that surrounds a developing fetus while it's in its mother's womb. Usually that membrane breaks during labor, or at the very least when the baby is born. Jessica Alba claims her baby Haven was also born inside the membrane during a vaginal birth. The membrane burst as the baby came out.

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We can see so much in this photo. The baby's curled-up position, the fluid, umbilical cord, hair, even an ear. It's incredible. It's also a little bit funky, but still. Amazing. That's the baby's entire world until it's born. The doctor says the baby is perfectly safe inside that amniotic sac even outside the womb, getting everything it needs as long as it's still connected to the mother's body. And once that sac was broken, the baby began breathing just like nearly ever other newborn baby. Really cool that we get to see birth from this perspective, though.

Have you ever heard of someone giving birth to a baby who was still inside the amniotic sac?

 

Image via Facebook

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nonmember avatar Ocgirl19

They call this being born with a veil and it's said that those babies still in their amniotic sac at birth will be 'sensitive'.

nonmember avatar NoWay

That's cool! A little freaky, in a way, but really neat! My water broke early with my first son and with my second one it didn't break until he was actually being born.

LostS... LostSoul88

That's an amazing picture 

Chana... Chanandler.Bong

Jessica Albas second baby was born that way.  It's part of why then named her Haven.

Heather Martinez

My daughter was born 7 years ago with her amniotic sac still intact. It was just like birthing a balloon! lol My Midwife broke open the sac as soon as she was delivered, so I actually never got to see her like this. NEAT!

Marie Hunt

My daughter, who is 26, was born with her sac intact. They broke it once she was delivered. The midwife told me she was "born in a veil". She said 1 in 10,000 babies are born this way and they are "special" babies. Her head was perfectly round, no molding. She was a vaginal birth.

Krist... Kristin_Allen

Being born "in the caul" is supposed to give the child psychic sensitivity.

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