The Doctors: Premature Baby Born Still Inside Amniotic Sac

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The Drs: Baby Born With Amniotic Sac Intact

The Doctors: Premature Baby Born Still Inside Amniotic Sac

The Doctors talked about the birth of a baby still inside its amniotic sac. Find out why this has doctors everywhere talking! (rocketboom / flickr)

The Doctors shared news of a “medical miracle” and the baby that made news after being born at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in California. Baby Cilas was born premature via C-section at just 26 weeks old, and was actually delivered with his amniotic sac still intact. The amniotic sac didn’t rupture at birth, which is obviously pretty rare. They shared photos of Cilas still inside the amniotic sac, explaining that he was still getting oxygen through the placenta, until the sac was broken.

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Chelsea, Cilas’ mom, had no idea of the unique birth until a few hours later.

The Drs: Unique Childbirth

The Doctors welcomed neonatologist Dr William Binder, who actually snapped the photo of the unique birth. Chelsea was in the front row as well and shared that Cilas is doing well and just came home a couple days ago, which was great news!

Dr Jennifer Ashton said it’s a pretty rare occurrence and she’d only see it happen once in her entire OB/GYN career. She explained that a baby being born with the amniotic sac still intact is so rare, that’s it’s only about 1 in 80,000. According to medieval tradition, a baby born that was “is destined for greatness.”

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The Drs: Premature Births

Dr Binder explained that during the birth of a premature baby, the first few minutes are critical and it’s basically all about keeping him warm and getting those breaths in. He said this delivery was sort of a surprise and it’s a good thing that Dr Binder snapped the picture so that the rarity could be remembered for years to come. They congratulated Dr Binder on his great work in making sure that the delivery went smoothly and Cilas was healthy.

Do you know of any unique childbirth stories? Perhaps your own birth story was pretty unique. Tell us about it!

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