10 Rare Images of Babies Born in the Amniotic Sac

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They're said to be born with lifelong good luck and have a natural affinity toward water, but babies born en-caul are some of the rarest type of births in the world today. It's so rare, in fact, that many moms have never even heard of it until it happens to them. A caul birth occurs in about 1 in every 80,000 births, and it's defined as a time when the baby is born with a thin membrane still covering their face and body.


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That membrane is the amniotic sac, and new babies can be born with just a piece of it on them or -- even more rarely -- entirely encased in it.

And just like they're extremely rare, they are also extremely beautiful. For women who were lucky enough to have a birth photographer present with them during delivery, they were able to catch this once-in-a-lifetime moment. 

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As if we needed anymore proof about how impressive the female body is, the following photos are beautiful, special, and mark the exact moment when an en-caul child has been born. Take a look at this magical and rare occurrence -- one can't help but be in awe!

We are in love with #6! Such a gorgeous shot!

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