A fascinating new video is making its rounds on the internet, showing a baby boy’s rare birth inside his amniotic sac.
There are not many details about the baby boy, who was born in Asia. But a video capturing his unique “en caul” birth was posted on Instagram recently for the public to watch, the Daily Mail reports.
The video shows the baby arriving via cesarean section, pushing through his mother’s abdomen while still fully encased in the amniotic sac. According to the report, about one in 80,000 babies are born this way.
In the video, viewers can hear the awe in the medical team’s voice as they handle the baby encased in the sac and then break it, allowing him to breathe.
Here’s more from the report:
In an ‘en caul’ birth, the main priority is to break the sac to allow the baby to breathe, since they no longer have oxygen supplied from being inside their mother.
In general, there is no increased risk of damage or suffocation among en caul babies – in fact, the membranes of the sac protect them from a lot of the trauma.
What’s so special about the video is that people across the world are celebrating this little boy’s entrance into the world.
The rare circumstances surrounding the baby boy’s birth brought him some internet fame; but it should serve as an important reminder about how rare and special every child is, starting at the moment of conception. Every child, born and unborn, is a unique, irreplaceable individual, unlike anyone else who ever lived.