Incredible photos show baby born in fluid-filled amniotic sac


Amazing photos have emerged of a baby who was born while still inside his fluid-filled amniotic sac.

Noah was photographed at Praia de Costa Hospital in Brazil last month by Jana Brasil who specialises in birthing photos. 

In the photos he’s seen covered completely by the amniotic sac giving him a startling, alien-like appearance.

The sac serves to protect the fetus while it sits inside the womb, but in Noah’s case it failed to burst while he was born. It’s said to be an almost one-in-90,000 occurrence.

Noah was born inside his fluid-filled amniotic sac in a hospital in Brazil. Source: CEN/ Australscope

The photos have since been shared online. 

His mum Moncyck Valasco said she “cried a lot” during her son’s birth.

“It’s an emotion that has no size,” she said.

Ms Brasil said the moment was “indescribable”.

The sac surrounding him is meant to protect him while inside the womb. It normally breaks during birth but his didn’t. Source: CEN/ Australscope

“Last year I took photos of babies in the sacs, I have two awards,” she said.  

“But nothing like the photo of Noah, it surprised me. I thought I had been through all the emotions, but he pulled a face and did a little pout.” 

Gynaecologist Rafael Angelo Baggieri said Noah’s birth was en-caul.

“An en-caul birth occurs when the baby is born without breaking the amniotic sac, in other words, within a little house which shelters it during gestation,” he said.

Dr Baggieri added the special births occur in every 80,000 or 90,000 births and do not put the baby or mother at risk. 

Noah was said to be healthy after the birth.

– Australscope

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En-caul births, like Noah’s, are said to be rare but aren’t harmful to the baby or mother. Source: CEN/ Australscope