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Baby Bump: Baby Born in the Caul

Every pregnant woman wonders when her water is going to break. Will she be at work or wet the floor? Who will clean up the liquid mess while she rushes to the hospital? Well, some mamas-to-be never experience the gushing and it's not because their doctor ruptures the bag of waters for them. Though it's rare, some babies are born in the caul, meaning they are delivered in the amniotic sac. Normally, the membrane is then broken by the medic or midwife. According to lore, a veiled infant was lucky and would never drown.

Do you know anyone that was born in the caul?

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Grandma-Annette Grandma-Annette 8 years
My grand baby a little girl was born with the caul (amniotic sac) over her entire head. It was shiny and looked like a clear latex glove. There was nothing nasty about it. The midwife tore it off her face and cleaned her nose out when just her head was out. Than my daughter pushed the rest of her slowly out. I just am so happy she is ok. I will keep an eye on her pshycic ability. As I am a healer and have premenitions.
cmb28 cmb28 8 years
My son was born in his sac. He was delivered early because of the lack of amniotic fluid via c-section. So the doctor delivered him unbroken sac and all. He is only 6, so I am not sure if he is psychic (probably not), but he is really really lucky. Let him scratch off your lotto ticket and 9 times out of 10 you will at least win a free ticket. He is also very academically inclined, he is on a 6th grade level in all subjects. Not sure if he is talented because of the way that he was delivered, because of the over stimulation in the incubator, or if that is just how he was made. Whatever the case witnessing his life from the moment of birth until now has been an amazing site.
velvetgoldmine velvetgoldmine 8 years
I was born in the caul. The nurse who delivered me (the doctor was stuck in traffic) broke the sac once I was out. I'm not psychic, and I'm definitely not lucky!
jennybeth51 jennybeth51 8 years
My grandfather was born with the caul on his face. His mother kept the caul for him because it was said to give you good luck. He saved the caul all his life and was buried with it. I never saw it, but my mother said it looked like a potato skin. Believe it or not, he did have some physic abilities and was just an amazing person. I miss him.
g1amourpuss g1amourpuss 8 years
Supposedly people born like that are psychic, Jude. My mother-in-law was born with it on her face or something. I was really freaked out when she told me the story because I was pregnant. ...luckily they had to induce my labor. (Come to think of it, I don't even remember where 'my water' went.) I was a little late and they were worried since they thought she was under 6lbs. They didn't want her to become stillborn. I was just happy to get her OUT.
milosmommy milosmommy 8 years
I started leaking a slow trickle of my water while at work. I honestly at first thought I had sneezed/laughed too hard and peed a little. But when I left work and went home, I called the doc and he told me it was my water and that I needed to get to the hospital immediately. Oh and Nevadamtnbear, you should probably ask a friend at work if they would be willing to drive you to the hospital should the need arise. I had a designated friend at work for that. I was told by the birthing class teacher that it would be very dangerous for a woman having contractions to be on the road driving.
meandtheo meandtheo 8 years
I had those same awful thoughts, I was convinced my water was going to break in public but my water broke at home...I went to bed and then 10 minutes later had a huge contraction that hurt so bad I thought it was making me pee...I clinched and hurried to the water broke on the toilet! Maybe it was all those kegals, I somehow managed to hold it in, my hubby was very impressed!
nevadamtnbear nevadamtnbear 8 years
Heard of it, but don't know anyone personally. Ironically, I was just corresponding with my girlfriend yesterday about being paranoid about where I'll be when I go into labor. I was thinking that very thing - what if my water broke at work and it was a gush? Who would clean it up? Would I get a ride to the hospital or dive myself?
RosaDilia RosaDilia 8 years
Huh? Never heard of this. Would this be common with women who've had c-sections?
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Isn't it also said that if you're born in the caul, then you'll be psychic?
jessie jessie 8 years
wow...never actually heard of that, so nope never knew anyone! :)
foxie foxie 8 years
I'd be so grossed out if a woman's water broke near me.
nv27 nv27 8 years
Ive never even heard of that. So I dont think I know anyone who was born like that.
sunnynight sunnynight 8 years
Ohh. That's pretty interesting.
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