Dr. Euser says intact amniotic sacs are typically broken right away after delivery since babies can't breathe once the placenta (which provides oxygen to the baby during pregnancy) is separated from the mother's uterus, as is the case in en caul deliveries.
Scurry and her spouse figured they could make it to the clinic speedier than the emergency team would get to them, so they chose to continue driving. She kept the baby in his sac for about seven minutes as the boy's father, Ean Vanstory, drove them to the hospital.
"The contractions continued to get closer together and more intense and before I knew it was time to push", she writes in an Instagram post. "I called 911 because I was so scared", she posted. When the sensation persisted, she woke her boyfriend to let him know she was having real contractions.
Handing the phone to her fiancé, Raelin pulled her trousers off and reached down, and the baby's head was right there.
Scurry says she pulled her trousers off and reached down and Ean's head was "right there".
'I pushed one time and my miracle baby was here'.
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Scurry posted an awesome picture of EJ still in his amniotic sac on her Instagram account (which you can see here), and the picture has since received nearly 6,000 likes and hundreds of comments from well-wishers.
"At first the baby was still and all I could do was pray he would be okay", she posted. When he pulled his hands and feet up in the sac, she was able to relax.
He has now met his sister Amya, who is five years old.
The vehicle finally pulled up at the hospital seven minutes after the birth. He weighed 3 pounds and 1 ounce at 29 weeks gestation, and, according to Scurry, he has since gained a pound since his birth. About 7 minutes passed that I held this miracle baby in my hands and on my belly until we made it to the hospital. The baby is "doing wonderful all things considered [and] all he went through".
The protective sac generally bursts in the earlier stages of labor, most often referred to as a pregnant woman's "water breaking". "I was afraid because everything was so unknown". It's called an "en caul" birth, and expertssay it happens in only about one in every 80,000 births. Scurry wrote. "He is truly a miracle baby".
Amniotic fluid is mainly water, but from about week 10 onwards, the baby passes small amounts of urine into the fluid. "We are so blessed to be his parents". He was born en caul.