Incredible Video Shows Baby Being Born Inside The Amniotic Sac

Sometimes when the stork makes his deliveries, he forgets to take the packaging away with him, as this rare and fascinating footage demonstrates.

The video, which was uploaded to Facebook by Jasmine Perez, shows a baby being freed from its amniotic sac, after being born still encased in the membranous pouch.

Normally the amniotic sac ruptures as a woman goes into labor, causing her water to break as the fluid rushes out, although in rare cases – fewer than one in every 80,000 births – this fails to occur, causing the baby to be born inside the sac, or “en caul” as it is known. When this happens, doctors or midwives have to slice open the membrane, allowing the baby to slide out, as can be seen in the video.