THIS incredible video shows the moment a baby boy was born still inside his amniotic sac.
Little Lucas Fernandes de Lisboa Costa was born "en caul" – meaning the sac protecting him didn't burst as it should have when he was born.
His mum, businesswoman Janaina Fernandes Costa, 34, had to undergo an emergency caesarean due to gestational hypertension.
He was born at the Hospital Ana Costa in the city of Santos in the south-eastern Brazilian state of Sao Paulo.
Dr Guilherme Pereira Martins told local media: “As this is a manoeuvre of a certain technical difficulty and does not pose any risk to the baby, the hospital's resident doctor and I opted to try to do the fetal extraction without breaking the amniotic membranes (sac) and we did it.”
The amniotic sac is filled with fluid that cushions the baby in the womb, and helps the lungs, digestive system and musculoskeletal system develop.
During labour the sac should burst and drain out of mum's vagina – it's what's known as your waters breaking.
But in around one in every 100,000 cases, that doesn't happen.
And this was one of those rare cases.
Janaina said: “At the time I couldn’t see anything. I only noticed the movements and heard the comments.
"I saw how animated the nurses and doctors were, as they were recording and taking photos.
“After the effects of the anaesthetic passed, the obstetrician explained everything to me.
I thought it was the most beautiful thing and I was emotional
"I only saw he was born in the sac on the video.
"I thought it was the most beautiful thing and I was emotional.”
Dr Martines told the Central European News Agency that that mother and son “we well, and at home” and confirmed that the baby boy is joining the mother’s two daughters in the family.
Last year, another incredible set of photos showed the moment baby Noah Valasco was born inside his amniotic sac.
And days later his proud parents Monyck and Wanderson Valasco have shared cute new photos of their son after his dramatic entrance into the world.
In 2017 similar photos emerged showing 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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