Woman Goes Into Labor, She And Husband Are Shocked By What Comes Out

The video quickly went viral with over 6.8 million views in a day. Many viewers were shocked at the images, but en caul births are a known occurrence among medical experts.

CNN reports that an infant named Silas Philips was born en caul in the Los Angeles Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

When Silas’ mother Chelsea heard about how rare en caul births are — only one in every 80,000 — she was dumbfounded. “I was like, oh my gosh, Silas, you’re a little special baby,” she said.

Silas’ doctor snapped a picture of the childbirth and posted it on the official Cedars-Sinai Hospital Facebook page. The photo looks as if Silas is encased in a large water bubble.

“Even though it’s a cliche — we caught our breath,” neonatologist William Binder said. “It really felt like a moment of awe.” The baby’s grandmother later showed the image to Chelsea.

“It was definitely like a clear film, where you could definitely make out his head and his hair,” said Chelsea. Silas was curled up in fetal position inside.

The doctor also helped Silas to breathe, as he was born three months premature via cesarean section.

E. Goldstein

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