H/T: NY Daily News (here)
Miracle Birth Stuns Greek Physician
Dr. Aris Tsigris published a photo on his Facebook of a newborn that was born still encased inside the amniotic sac after it has been removed from the mother’s body.
A miracle birth has startled a Greek doctor — he delivered a baby that was still enclosed inside its amniotic sac after leaving its mother’s womb.
Dr. Aris Tsigris was left “breathless” by the extremely rare circumstance after performing the caesarean section in the Athens suburb of Amarousion. The baby did not even realize that it had been born, still floating in the pale, clear fluid that protects fetuses from injuries.
The baby was not at risk of not breathing because it was still feeding off of the placenta, which connects the fetus to the uterine wall for nutrients. The newborn started breathing on its own as soon as the doctor cut open the amniotic sac, reported 9 News.
When we say that a pregnant woman’s water breaks, we are actually referring to the amniotic sac breaking open and draining fluid out the vagina.
The sac develops and fills with fluid mere days after conception.
The fluid increases gradually until about the 38th week of pregnancy when it starts reducing until the baby’s birth.
Tsigris snapped a photo of the bizarre sight and shared it on his Facebook page about two months ago, but it truly started burning a trail of bewilderment across the Internet.