Baby born still INSIDE his amniotic sac is hailed a ‘medical miracle’ by doctors [Video]
What an incredible miracle… Not only was the little boy three months early – he was born inside his amniotic sac. I’ve never heard of this happening before. If you look at the picture, you can see him clearly with his little arms and legs curled up. He was still being given oxygen by his mom until the sac was ruptured and he was helped to breath on his own for the first time. His doctor was ecstatic. The little one came into the world a fighter. What an incredible future he’ll have.
Earlier this month, doctors at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center witnessed what is being called a medical miracle. A premature baby was delivered still inside the amniotic sac, giving doctors a “unique glimpse of life inside the womb,” CBS Los Angeles reported.
The baby, now almost 12 weeks old, was born three months early. Until the amniotic sac was broken, the newborn was still receiving oxygen from the placenta.
William Binder, a neonatologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said it was a “moment that really did, even though its a cliche: we caught our breath.”
“It really felt like a moment of awe,” he added.
The doctor took a moment to take a photo of the newborn in the amniotic sac (pictured above).
Thanks to the hard work of the doctors, the child is recovering well and should be able to go home for the first time in less than one month.
Chelsea Phillips, the baby’s mother, said her son has been a “fighter” ever since he was born. She also recalled the surreal experience in the delivery room.
“It was definitely like a clear film where you could definitely make out his head and his hair,” she told CBS Los Angeles. “He was kind of in a fetal position and you could see like his arms and his legs curled up. It was actually really cool to see.”
The little boy is strong and healthy and will go home soon. Just about the time he should have been born if things hadn’t sped up for all of them. Both mom and son looked very well cared for and it looks like the hospital has a terrific bunch of doctors. It must have been very strange for the mother to see her son still in the sac she had carried him in. The doctor had the presence of mind to snap a picture immediately after birth. For such a rare occurrence, that was a good catch. Such rare miracles of birth are truly inspirational.
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