Huddled in its still-intact amniotic sac, this newly delivered baby is unaware it has even been born.
Typically the amniotic sac ruptures during birth and is commonly known as the mother’s “waters breaking”.
Dr Aris Tsigris posted this caesarian delivery picture on Facebook
Dr Tsigris said incidences of the amniotic sac remaining completely intact were “ultra rare” and that he was left “breathless” by the delivery, Ninemsn reports.
The channel adds there is no risk to the baby as it continues to feed off the placenta, beginning to breathe as soon as the sac is broken.
A comment left on Parent Society by reader janinelozano reads:
"My daughter was born naturally at Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley, Ca., 1987, in her amniotic sac and my doctor told the nurses NOT to break it. She broke it herself after she arrived by waving her arm. In Sweden this is called “The Hood of Victory” and it means you’ll have good luck and a long life."
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