Mother gives birth to baby in amniotic sac while on the road
Raelin Scurry was pregnant with her second child. In the 29th week of her term, the mother from Pittsburgh started feeling contractions early in the morning. As baby Braxton wasn't due for a long while, Raelin initially thought that the unborn child was simply being restless. About an hour later though, she realized that she had made a mistake — the contractions were becoming increasingly intense and time was now of the essence. Raelin wrote about what happened on the way to the hospital in a Facebook post:
"I called 911 because I was so scared. They couldn't understand me between the screams with contractions. So I handed the phone to my fiancé. I pulled my pants off and reached down, sure enough his head was right there. I pushed one time and my miracle baby was here. When I looked down I realized he was still completely wrapped in the amniotic sac.
At first the baby was still and all I could do was pray he would be okay. And then I rubbed his face with my thumb and he pulled his little hands and feet up to his face as if he understood my prayers and wanted to reassure us he was okay. About seven minutes passed that I held this miracle baby in my hands until we made it to the hospital. He was 3 lb 1 oz. He's doing wonderful, all things considered with all he went through I know he's going to be an awesome little man!"
Little Braxton is indeed a miracle baby: only one in 80,000 babies are born inside an intact amniotic sac. And all of this happened while they were on the road! After the initial panic, his parents are now overjoyed that their baby is doing great.