Many of us believe that every single baby who is born is a blessed miracle in itself, but one woman can now claim bragging rights for having an extra special miracle happen right after she gave birth to her triplets. In fact, what occurred was so rare that most doctors will probably never see it happen in their lifetime.
Thankfully, Dr. Rodrigo da Rosa Filho was able to film the unique birth, and your jaws will drop when you catch sight of this adorable little girl who wasn’t ready to face the world. The birthing process is a very private moment, so be prepared for some jaw-dropping, yet sensitive-to-view, images.
Baby Adeline was born en-caul, meaning she was still safely tucked inside her amniotic sac after mom pushed her out. There’s a quick fix for that, and for lack of a better description, basically the doctor will pop the birthing sac like a balloon.
Her brother Joaquim was also born with an intact sac, but he was quickly freed from his sausage-like cocoon to celebrate his first birth day. Sweet Adeline on the other had was still sound asleep when she was “born,” and the good doctor didn’t want to rush her. However, despite lots of gentle encouragement from the delivery room staff, the little cutie just wasn’t ready to open her eyes!
Approximately 1 in 80,000 births are en-caul, with the majority of them being earlier-than-expected deliveries. It these cases it’s actually a good thing, because experts believe that being immersed inside the sac actually helps protect preemies against mom’s strong contractions.
The sac itself is almost crystal clear, and Adeline gives us intimate glimpse into what life is like for a baby in the womb. In the video footage, we can see one of the nurse’s tickle Adeline’s feet, but even that doesn’t wake the girl out of her slumbering reverie. But that’s okay, because we get to see all of her adorable squirms and wiggles!
In a translation of the doctor’s Instagram post, he excitedly tells everyone:
“Yesterday we birthed the triplets! And Joaquim was born veiled (when the waters/sac does not break). We were delighted. But then came Adeline…she was also born en caul, and left us all admiring her as she slept soundly. We stayed (that way) for seven minutes observing her behavior as if it were still inside her belly. It’s the magic of life.”
It took a good seven minutes before Adeline was finally ready to make her grand entrance. Little does she know that she actually put on her greatest performance just minutes before she was born.
Watch this video to see the miracle baby that was born “en caul.”