VIDEO: She Had Just Given Birth. But Then She Saw Her Baby And She Freaked Out

Many people cannot get attention or wow people during an entire lifetime. Silas Phillips managed to do this in his very first few minutes of life. Only a few days old now, he has already been able to amaze doctors and people all over the Internet.

Basically, what he did was show people a live view of life in the womb; he was born while still completely inside his amniotic sac. A fetus grows and develops within this sac while inside the mother; this is how the fetus receives its protection from outside forces and its nutrition. However, the sac almost always ruptures during labor or delivery. It is considered rare for a baby to just have a part of the amniotic sac after it is born, but to be completely surrounded by it happens in the case of less than 1 in 80,000 babies. This phenomenon is referred to as “en caul.”

Silas was three months premature and born via Cesarean section, which made his case even more striking. A doctor who helped deliver him said: “It was a moment that really did, even though its a cliche: We caught our breath.

It really felt like a moment of awe.” The doctors instantly made sure he was able to breathe, and his mother learned later that day what a rarity her son was. Silas is said to be doing well; as his proud mother lovingly stated, “Since the moment he was born, he’s been a little fighter.”

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