These Mesmerizing Photos Show What Happens During 1 in Every 80,000 Births
Not every newborn comes out immediately crying, but very few are born with their amniotic sac still intact. Being born en caul, or with a thin membrane still encasing their face and body, is incredibly rare and only occurs in about 1 in every 80,000 births. Not only is this unusual delivery unlikely to witness, but it's even harder to photograph, because if a newborn is by chance born still within his or her amniotic sac, that remarkable state doesn't last long. But if you — or your birth photographer — are lucky enough to see this incredible moment, you may even see the newborn miraculously squirming within the casing before being officially welcomed into the world. Check out these jaw-dropping photos below.