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June 18, 2013 at 1:11 PM ET

Rare Photo Shows Baby in Amniotic Sac During Childbirth
Courtesy of Dr. Aris Tsigris via Facebook /
Rare Photo Shows Baby in Amniotic Sac During Childbirth

A Greek OB/GYN posted an amazing photo of a baby born via C-section with the amniotic sac still intact! The photo via The Daily Mail shows the baby as it appears in utero, housed and nourished by its mother's bag of waters. Calling such an occurrence "ultra rare," Dr. Aris Tsigris said the baby had no idea it had been born and behaved as if it were still in its mother's womb. Experts say such a phenomenon occurs in roughly one in 80,000 births.

A delivering mother's water almost always breaks before or during the birth, sometimes with an embarrassing splash. Jessica Alba, however, has said daughter Haven was born in her bag of waters too. "I was in the middle of pushing and he told me not to push," Alba told OK! Magazine back in 2011. "He was wearing basketball shorts and a T-shirt and said: 'Oh, I have to get my scrubs on for this!' The sac burst on its own after she came out. It was a trip." The experience then in turn inspired the baby girl's name. "When I was in recovery we still hadn’t chosen her name," Alba said. "[Her father Cash Warren] picked her up and said she came into the world in her 'safe haven' and [her name] clicked right then for both of us."

Mom of two Sasha Emmons is a writer and editor. Follow her on Twitter and Google+.

A version of this story originally appeared on iVillage.


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