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Dec 9, 2016
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Newborn Baby Delivered Floating in Intact Amniotic Sac, En Caul, by Greek Doctor

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An extremely rare type of caesarean section – “veiled birth,” was performed and captured in a photo by Greek obstetrician Dr. Aris Tsigiris. The newborn baby is in its amniotic sac, which is completely intact. The most amazing thing is that the healthy baby can begin breathing as soon as the sac is ruptured.

Dr. Aris Tsigiris, an OB/GYN operating out of Marousi, a suburban city northeast of Athens, shared this breath-catching image on the Facebook page of his medical practice. The newborn baby was delivered surgically by a caesarean section and can be seen floating in its amniotic sac as if still in the womb.

According to Dr. Tsigiris, this type of delivery in which the baby behaves as if still in the mother’s womb, although taken out, is extremely rare.

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