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An amniotic sac birth story never fails to be an astounding one, especially since the rare phenomenon only happens with one in 80,000 births. But this amniotic sac birth is truly one for the books — and it has an adorable ending.
Mom Raelin Scurry thought she was just having Braxton Hicks pregnancy contractions on Aug. 5, especially since she was only 29 weeks along. But after 45 minutes of pain, she decided to head to the hospital just in case. And as it turned out, her newborn had other plans.
“The contractions continued to get closer together and more intense and before I knew it I knew it was time to push,” Scurry said.
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Terrified, she called 911, but the responders could not understand her in between screams, so she handed the phone over to her fiancé, Ean. But nothing could prepare her for what happened next, right there in her car.
"I pulled my pants off and reached down, sure enough his head was right there," she said. "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."
Our birth story! ❤ The human body is truly an amazing thing. 8.5.2017 at about 10am I started having contractions. I was only 29 weeks and 4 days so I just figured they were Braxton hicks and decided to wait it out. After about 45 minutes of consistent contractions that were increasing in intensity I decided I should probably go in. I there in some clothes. Grabbed my daughter some clothes, her my fiance And I left for the hospital. I dropped my daughter to her God mommy Nicole And headed to the hospital. Well the contractions continued to get closer together and more intense and before I knew it I knew it was time to push. 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 fiance. 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. The dispatcher told us to pull over. But I knew we would make it to the hospital before they would make it to us. So I told Ean to keep driving. I was so scared. My Fiance was so calm driving and on the phone with 911. 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 7 minutes passed that I held this miracle baby in my hands until we made it to the hospital. A familiar face came running out and grabbed my baby. He was born an caul. This happens 1 in every 80,000 births. Usually during c-section. He was 3lb 1oz. He doing wonderful all things considered all He went through I know he's going to be an awesome little man! ❤ he is truly a miracle baby. We are so blessed to be his parents. #encaul #encaulbirth #carbirth #miriclebaby
Scurry and her fiancé figured they could get to the hospital quicker than it would take for responders to get to them. And so they drove, with their bundle of joy still wrapped up in the sac.
"At first the baby was still and all I could do was pray he would be okay," Scurry said. "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."
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Within minutes, the couple had arrived and staff quickly rushed over to open the amniotic sac and help the tiny 3-pound, 1-ounce cutie to breathe.
Thankfully, the adorable baby not only survived, but is recovering marvelously considering his dramatic entrance into this world.
"[He's] doing wonderful all things considered," Scurry said. "I know he’s going to be an awesome little man! He is truly a miracle baby. We are so blessed to be his parents."
Congratulations to this miraculous family!