Baby Is Born “In The Caul”, Happens In Only 1 In 80,000 Births

This is one of the most special moments you will ever see.

The baby in this viral video was born in a way that is so rare that it only happens in 1 in 80,000 births.

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Photo by Freestocks on Unsplash

An en caul birth is a unique and uncommon type of birth where the baby is born with the amniotic sac still fully covering their body.

In a typical birth, the amniotic sac ruptures during labor or delivery, and the baby is born “in the caul.”

However, in an en caul birth, the sac remains intact around the baby’s body, appearing like a thin, clear film.

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photo by Christian Bowen on Unsplash

En caul births are a rare occurrence, happening in only about 1 in 80,000 births. Although they can happen naturally, doctors may sometimes intentionally keep the sac intact during delivery.


While en caul births are unusual, they are usually not considered harmful to the baby. In fact, some cultures consider them to be lucky or auspicious, and they are often associated with good fortune or special powers.

Check out the video below. It has over 37,000 likes.

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