Footage Of Baby Born In Amniotic Sac In Rare Birth

This is the rare moment a baby boy is born inside his amniotic sac after it failed to break.

The incredible images were taken at the Hospital Ana Costa in the city of Santos in the south-eastern Brazilian state of Sao Paulo as businesswoman Janaina Fernandes Costa, 34, gave birth to her son Lucas Fernandes de Lisboa Costa.

The images show baby Lucas still inside his amniotic sac. Another video shows doctors opening the sac to reveal the tot inside.

Video Credit: CEN/Guilherme Pereira- Eduardo Bassani

One of the doctors who recorded the incident Guilherme Pereira Martins, told Central European News (CEN) that a baby being born inside its amniotic sac “is rare in a normal birth, one in every 80,000” adding that “in a caesarean, it depends a lot on the dexterity and patience of the surgeon.”

Mother Janaina had to undergo an emergency cesarean due to gestational hypertension and doctors Martins told local media: “As this is a manoeuvre of a certain technical difficulty and does not pose any risk to the baby, the hospital’s resident doctor and I opted to try to do the fetal extraction without breaking the amniotic membranes (sac) and we did it.”

The mother said: “At the time I couldn’t see anything. I only noticed the movements and heard the comments. I saw how animated the nurses and doctors were, as they were recording and taking photos.

Video Credit: CEN/Guilherme Pereira- Eduardo Bassani

“After the effects of the anaesthetic passed, the obstetrician explained everything to me. I only saw he was born in the sac on the video. I thought it was the most beautiful thing and I was emotional.”

Doctor Martines told CEN that that mother and son “we well, and at home” and confirmed that the baby boy is joining the mother’s two daughters in the family.

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Story By: Alex CopeSub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News

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