An amazing photo of baby born with the amniotic sac still intact was posted on the Facebook page of Dr. Aris Tsigris, an obstetrician at the IASO Hospital in Maroussi (North Athens), Greece.
Normally, the sac ruptures before the baby is born. This is commonly known as a pregnant woman’s “water breaking” during labor or right before labor starts.
The baby came into the world earlier this year in what’s called a “veiled birth.” It is rare, making this photo even more amazing.
Statistics indicate that this type of delivery occurs in approximately one in 80,000 births.
Dr. Tsigris explained the photo that he posted on his Facebook page, writing, “It’s a newborn, still in the sac. It’s was an amazing opportunity to see something so rare. Like a glimpse of what it’s like ‘on the inside’. Hope you all appreciate it as much as I do. I can’t believe how squished up they are, inside of it! Amazing!”
He went on to say that this type of birth is “less painful because the water cushions the baby’s head” and that there is no worry about the baby drowning in the sac because, “he or she will not take a first breath until he/she hits the air for the first time, and the placenta will continue to provide oxygen until that happens…”