Rare Video of Baby Born in Amniotic Sac Is An Incredible Must-See

The miracle of childbirth never ceases to amaze me. In addition to my own three children, I’ve seen three of my nephews and a good friend’s baby be born, and each birth has been so special. It’s definitely an experience I will never tire of and one I hope to witness again! I love it when once in awhile we get a glimpse of a super-rare birth that gives us a look into life inside the womb, where so many miraculous things occur that we aren’t privy to. That’s why I love the video above of a baby born via C-section in Portugal, still snug and secure in its amniotic sac.

Births where the baby emerges in the amniotic sac are rare—only 1 in 80,000! That’s because usually the sac breaks, commonly known as your “water breaking” during delivery or at the onset of labor. However, that was not the case for this beautiful baby born in Portugal recently. In a video posted to Facebook and viewed over 13 million times, the birth center Assessoria Mamãe – Instituto says:

Closing the night with a delivery empelicado. Have you ever heard?
Childbirth Empelicado is when the bag no breaks. Beautiful to see huh?
The Baby’s not in any danger since he is still getting oxygen through the umbilical cord. ??

If you look closely at the video, you can see the blue umbilical cord in there, still providing oxygen to the snug and cozy baby. Wow! You can see him moving around, not yet awakened to the fact that his life is about to change big-time when that sac is  broken and he gets to meet his mama outside the womb for the first time.

The video is short and I can’t stop watching it! God makes our bodies to grow these sweet babies in an amazing way, and I am so thankful for this rare glimpse of his handiwork! Congratulations to this family, and thanks to them and the birthing center for sharing this miracle with us!


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Jenny Rapson
Jenny Rapson is a follower of Christ, a wife and mom of three from Ohio and a freelance writer and editor. You can find her at her blog, Mommin' It Up, or follow her on Twitter.