With a caul: Photos of babies born while still inside the amniotic sac

Warning: This article contains images that some readers may find disturbing.

A birth is one of the most wondrous events anyone can witness. But sometimes they come with an added surprise... 

When a baby is "born with a caul," the water doesn't break and the newborn comes out while it's still inside the intact amniotic sac or at least has part of the sac covering its body.

 

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These types of birth are rare, happening more often though when the child is delivered by C-section.

 

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Pictures capturing these magical moments have become an internet sensation.

In the past, a caul was considered a good omen for the child. It meant that the child would be very smart, friendly, and eloquent. The superstitious even believed that they had the gift of telepathy.

 

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Whether or not this kind of birth really has a special meaning is up for debate. But one thing's for sure: it certainly makes for some very unique and beautiful photos!

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