“Closing the night with a delivery inside the amniotic sac,” reads the post on the Assessoria Mamae Instituto maternity clinic page. “Have you ever heard? Amniotic childbirth is when the sac doesn’t break. Amazing to see, isn’t it?”
In related news, Actor Mahershala Ali, who won an Oscar this year for his performance in the film “Moonlight” and his wife welcomed their first child on February 22 — just days before the awards ceremony.
Perhaps more unique than his Academy Award win was the way Ali’s daughter, Bari Najma Ali, came into the world. In a red carpet interview, the actor told Access Hollywood that the baby was born “en caul.”
En caul, (which comes from the Latin term for being hooded or wearing a cowl) is the term given to babies born still encased in the amniotic sac.
Though rare, it certainly is not unheard and En caul births are more common when babies are born via c-section. Babies aren’t harmed or at any increased risk from an en caul delivery,” “The membranes protect the baby from birth trauma. In fact, old wives tales and legends say that babies born this way are endowed with special powers of luck, affinity for water and clairvoyance.”
The video we are showing above provides all of us a new window into the marvels of birth. The amniotic sac is a bag of clear fluid inside the womb where the baby develops and grows.
“As you can see, the fluid provides a comfortable environment for the baby to move around in along with fluid to breathe and swallow. Usually the amniotic sac breaks during the birthing process and we know the familiar reference to a mother’s water breaking. But here the infant is perfectly safe and protected inside his tiny home, blissfully unaware he has been born until the obstetrician will cut the membrane and the little one is welcomed into the world.
Let me know what you think! Thaïs.
Read the full article at: www.parents.com
Latest posts by Dr. Thaïs Aliabadi
< PREVIOUS What do Oprah Winfrey, Henrietta Lacks, Bad Ethics & 1000's of Medical Discoveries have in Common? An HBO Movie. | ARTICLE | NEXT >Meet Evatar, a Lab Experiment That Mimics Our Reproductive System. She Just Had Her First Period!