A 1 in 80,000 birth: baby born inside an intact amniotic sac

By Dave Andrusko

babyinamnioticsac3reEditor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through September 6. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked over the last five months. This first ran August 10.

Click on the link below and prepare to be stunned—in a beautiful and haunting way.

A number of publications are running almost reverential stories, along with the enchanting YouTube video, about a little unborn Spanish baby who was delivered still inside the amniotic sac—moments after its twin was delivered in the normal fashion last Saturday.

Odds that the amniotic sac would survive the rigors of childbirth? One in 80,000!

As you can see in the video, the baby is moving about. Josh Hanrahan of the Daily Mail described it this way:

Moving occasionally, the baby is clearly visible inside the sac with the blue umbilical cord – through which the baby is receiving oxygen – easily distinguishable.

The amazing video shows the newborn lying on a hospital table, curled up inside the clear sac which is tightly stretched around its body.

With its movements increasing in regularity, the youngster is seemingly ready to escape the sac and meet its little brother or sister.

No memo needed for pro-lifers—or hopefully for anyone else—to explain what this tells us about the continuity of life and the beauty of childbirth—in or out of the amniotic sac.