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Amazing video: Baby delivered while still in amniotic sac

Alana House |

Our mouths dropped open as we watched this amazing and incredibly rare birth.


It’s incredibly rare for a baby to be born still inside their amniotic sac, or ‘en caul.’

In around one in 80,000 deliveries, a baby arrives with a piece of the thin membrane - known as a ‘caul’ - still covering their face and body.

Even more rarely, sometimes babies can be born entirely encased in in their caul, with the amniotic fluid intact inside.

And rarest of all is to see a video capturing the incredible moment it happens.

Prepare to be blown away …


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As for the beautiful bub in the video, if the old wives’ tale is to be believed, she will be blessed with good luck her whole life and have a natural affinity for water.

Centuries ago, sailors would buy cauls as lucky charms to protect them from drowning. Enterprising midwives used to dry out the amniotic membranes and sell them as talismans!