INCREDIBLE photos show a baby being born still inside an amniotic sac in an extremely rare delivery.
Known as a ‘en caul birth’, this sort of delivery takes place around one in 80,000 births.
The births are so rare because the sac usually bursts when the baby is about to be born and this even happens when women opt for or have to have a caesarian.
Despite the fact that these cases are rare -this is the fourth one to have taken place at a clinic in Brazil.
The clinic in Sao Miguel do Oeste welcomed to the world baby Davi Lucca Rosset Basso on September 21.
The unnamed doctor involved in Davi Lucca's delivery said: "It's a very beautiful birth, the baby arriving inside the sac and still moving around.
"Practically still in the intrauterine environment. Still in contact with its mother. It's a very emotional birth."
Heatwarming footage shows the family getting ready for the new arrival, with the mum ready in a hospital gown.
The father of the baby is then seen rubbing his partner's stomach and kissing her before she gives birth.
As the baby is lifted out of the mother's stomach in the protective casing, both parents are seen gazing at their child, with the father protectively holding his partner's head.
Doctors are then seen puncturing the sack so that the baby can take its first breaths outside of the protective layer.
The umbilical cord is then cut and the baby is placed on his mother's chest. The proud new parents are then seen cradling their new arrival.
En caul births are rare as usually the sac bursting and fluids leaking signify a woman being moments away from childbirth.
According to a 2018 study published in Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, en caul deliveries make up around just one in 80,000 live births, and they are not possible to predict.
Experts say that en caul births pose no risks to the newborn. In fact, they can be beneficial, as the intact sac can protect the baby against possible trauma or abrasions during delivery.
Davi Lucca's photos were taken by birth photographer Vanuza Lolatto, who posted the snaps to her Instagram page with the caption: "A true little bundle of love".
It was previously reported that a baby boy in China was delivered in a 'protective balloon' after his mother had undergone IVF after struggling to conceive for eight years after getting married.
Another case was also reported in Brazil in 2019 and in 2017 another incredible set of photos showed the moment mum Raelin Scurry delivered her own baby still inside his amniotic sac, on the front seat of her car.
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