Baby Born With Amniotic Sac Intact

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This was the incredible moment when a baby was born still inside the amniotic sac that protected it during pregnancy.

According to doctors, this rare occurrence happens just once in 100,000 births across the world.

The pictures were taken by a birth photographer as Monyck Valasco gave birth to little Noah in Brazil.

Jana Brasil captured the weird and incredible pictures of the baby completely surrounded by the amniotic fluid while the baby strained to get out and see the world.

His 34-year-old mother told reporters at the Praia da Costa Hospital in the city of Vila Velha: “People all around the world are reposting the photos and looking for us.

“I saw him being born. They lowered the screen so I could see. I cried a lot. It’s an emotion that has no size.

Ms Brasil, who dedicated herself to photographing births as a full-time job three years ago, said: “It’s indescribable to register that moment.

“Last year I took photos of babies in the sacs, I have two awards.

“But nothing like the photo of Noah, it surprised me.

“I thought I had been through all the emotions, but he pulled a face and did a little pout.”

Gynaecologist Rafael Angelo Baggieri said: “An en-caul birth occurs when the baby is born without breaking the amniotic sac, in other words, within a little house which shelters it during gestation.”

The images showed Noah’s little body completely enveloped in the sac and the baby seemed to be swimming in the water.

Noah can come out with the sac intact because his mother’s water did not break as was customary during birth.

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